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ink·blot

 (ĭngk′blŏt′)
n.
1. A blotted pattern of spilled ink.
2. A pattern resembling an inkblot that is used in Rorschach tests.

inkblot

(ˈɪŋkˌblɒt)
n
(Psychology) psychol an abstract patch of ink, one of ten commonly used in the Rorschach test

ink•blot

(ˈɪŋkˌblɒt)
n.
a blot of ink, esp. one forming an irregular pattern and used in an inkblot test.
[1925-30]
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Noun1.inkblot - a blot made with inkinkblot - a blot made with ink      
blot, smirch, smudge, daub, slur, smear, spot - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
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