dapple-grey

dapple-grey
noun
grey with a mottled pattern of darker grey markings
Hypernyms: ↑gray, ↑grayness, ↑grey, ↑greyness

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  • dapple-grey — BrE dapple gray AmE n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from apple gray (because of the shape of the spots)] a horse that is grey with spots of darker grey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dapple grey — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a horse) grey or white with darker ring like markings …   English terms dictionary

  • dapple-grey — UK [ˌdæp(ə)l ˈɡreɪ] / US adjective a dapple grey horse is light grey with spots of darker grey …   English dictionary

  • dapple grey — adjective (of a horse) grey or white with darker ring like markings. noun a dapple grey horse …   English new terms dictionary

  • dapple-grey — noun (C) a horse that is grey with spots of darker grey …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dapple-grey — /dæpəl ˈgreɪ/ (say dapuhl gray) adjective grey with ill defined mottling of a darker shade …  

  • dapple grey — …   Useful english dictionary

  • dapple gray — dap|ple gray «DAP uhl GRAY», adjective. gray with spots of darker gray. dapple gray, a dapple gray horse or other animal. * * * dapple grey 7 [dapple grey dapple greys] (BrE) ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • dapple-gray — noun grey with a mottled pattern of darker grey markings • Syn: ↑dapple grey, ↑dappled grey, ↑dappled gray • Hypernyms: ↑gray, ↑grayness, ↑grey, ↑greyness * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • dapple — [14] Dapple is a puzzling word. It is presumably derived from or linked in some way to its contemporary dapple grey (although this has never been proved), which has formal and semantic links with several colour terms in other Germanic languages… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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