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This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of blot

1
1275–1325; (noun) Middle English blotte, akin to Old Norse blettr blot, spot, stain; (v.) late Middle English blotten, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM blot

blotless, adjectiveblot·ting·ly, adverbblotty, adjectiveun·blot·ted, adjective

Definition for blot (2 of 2)

blot2
[ blot ]
/ blɒt /

noun

Backgammon. an exposed piece liable to be taken or forfeited.
Archaic. an exposed or weak point, as in an argument or course of action.

Origin of blot

2
1590–1600; <Low German blat, akin to bloot bare, exposed, unprotected; cognate with Dutch bloot,German bloss bare
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British Dictionary definitions for blot (1 of 2)

blot1
/ (blɒt) /

noun

verb blots, blotting or blotted

Word Origin for blot

C14: probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch bluyster blister

British Dictionary definitions for blot (2 of 2)

blot2
/ (blɒt) /

noun

backgammon a man exposed by being placed alone on a point and therefore able to be taken by the other player
archaic a weak spot

Word Origin for blot

C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch bloot poor
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Medical definitions for blot

blot
[ blŏt ]

n.

The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
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