Origin of splotch
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A dark splotch was concentrated over the star’s southern hemisphere.Dust and a cold spell on Betelgeuse could explain why the giant star dimmed|Lisa Grossman|June 16, 2021|Science News
The splotches showed up in pictures of the galaxy taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope.The Milky Way’s ‘yellowballs’ are clusters of baby stars|Lisa Grossman|June 9, 2021|Science News For Students
In the sun’s case, those dark splotches, called sunspots, mark the sites of magnetic activity on the surface.
The December image shows a dark splotch, a dimming, over Betelgeuse’s southern hemisphere.
The team points to splotches of color on leaves of tobacco plants carrying the cotton genes as likely evidence they’ll take.Scientists Gene-Hack Cotton Plants to Make Them Every Color of the Rainbow|Jason Dorrier|August 11, 2020|Singularity Hub
Doesn't splotch, as Blount writes, "explode from the mouth and make an unmissable mess of itself"?
The yellow box in which Lil carried her costumes was a splotch of color against the white fur robes.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
A splotch of blood showed on his head just back of the ear, where he had crashed against a corner of the chest.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
Sam O'Neill stood picking at a splotch on the ancient plaster, with strong, yellow-gloved hands.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
On her finger was a huge emerald ring, a splotch of crème de menthe spilt on the whiteness of her hand.Balloons|Elizabeth Bibesco
The Confederate was on his back; his jacket was open; his shirt showed a great red splotch right on his breast.Who Goes There?|Blackwood Ketcham Benson