[dap-uh l-grey]


gray with ill-defined mottling of a darker shade.

Nearby words

  1. daphnis,
  2. daphnis and chloe,
  3. dapper,
  4. dapperly,
  5. dapple,
  6. dapple-grey,
  7. dappled,
  8. dapsang,
  9. dapsone,
  10. dar

Origin of dapple-gray

1350–1400; Middle English, perhaps *appelgrei, with d- from dappled; compare Old Norse apalgrār, apli dapple-gray horse

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