splotch

(redirected from splotchiest)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

splotch

 (splŏch)
n.
An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored area.
tr.v. splotched, splotch·ing, splotch·es
To mark with splotches or a splotch.

[Perhaps blend of spot, blot and botch.]

splotch′i·ness n.
splotch′y adj.

splotch

(splɒtʃ)
n, vb
the usual US word for splodge
[C17: perhaps a blend of spot + blotch]
ˈsplotchy adj

splotch

(splɒtʃ)

n.
1. a large, irregular spot; blot; stain; blotch.
v.t.
2. to mark or cover with splotches.
v.i.
3. to be susceptible to stains or blots.
4. to cause or be liable to cause stains, blots, or spots.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splotch - an irregularly shaped spotsplotch - an irregularly shaped spot    
blot, smirch, smudge, daub, slur, smear, spot - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
Verb1.splotch - blotch or spot
blob, fleck, blot, spot - make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"

splotch

noun
A discolored mark made by smearing:
verb
To mark or soil with spots:
Translations

splotch

[ˈsplɒtʃ] n (= splodge) → tache f
References in periodicals archive ?
He noticed the degree of "speckle-ness" varied dramatically from plant to plant and decided he wanted to isolate "the flashier end of the spectrum." Out of 200 plants, he selected 20 of the splotchiest and healthiest, transplanted them to a separate plot, and saved their seed.
He noticed the degree of "speckle-ness" varied dramatically from plant to plant and decided he wanted to isolate "the fleshier end of the spectrum." Out of 200 plants, he selected 20 of the splotchiest and healthiest, transplanted them to a separate plot and saved their seed.