or ir·ro·rat·ed

[ir-uh-reyt, ih-rawr-it, ih-rohr- or ir-uh-rey-tid]

adjective Zoology.

marked with small spots of color; speckled.

Origin of irrorate

< Latin irrōratus, past participle of irrōrāre to bedew, equivalent to ir- ir-1 + rōrā- (rōr-, stem of rōs dew + -ā- theme vowel) + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsir·ro·ra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019