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mottled: Having one or more indistinctly delineated, irregularly shaped, areas of varying size and contrasting hue and/or intensity.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Cypselae (usually purplish black, sometimes mottled )± obpyramidal, ± compressed (glabrous, glabrate, or ± hairy ); [2] bodies brown (often mottled ), ± flattened, elliptic, 5–6 mm, beaks ± filiform, 2–4 mm, faces 1 (–3 )-nerved;


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.