1. [ verb ] colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
Synonyms: cloud mottle
Related terms: spot harlequin stipple spot
2. [ noun ] a small contrasting part of something
Synonyms: patch spot fleck maculation speckle

"a bald spot" "a leopard's spots" "a patch of clouds" "patches of thin ice": "a fleck of red"

Related terms: marking plaque speck macule nebula fret spot stipple speckle spot
Similar spelling:   dabble