<botany> Spots or blotches of different colour or shades of colour interspersed within the dominant matrix colour in a soil layer.

Distinct mottles are readily seen and easily distinguished from the colour of the matrix, prominent mottles are obvious and mottling is one of the outstanding features of the horizon.

(09 Oct 1997)

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