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Blotch

Blotch

1. A blot or spot, as of colour or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also fig.; as, a moral blotch. Spots and blotches . . . Some red, others yellow. (Harvey)

2. (Science: medicine) a large pustule, or a coarse eruption. Foul scurf and blotches him defile. (Thomson)

Origin: cf. Oe. Blacche in blacchepot blacking pot, akin to black, as bleach is akin to bleak. See black, or cf. Blot a spot.


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... growing on stony hillsides, flowering from April to June.The fowers vary in colour from palest pink to crimson and almost purple, the central blotch may be yellow or black, as may the anthers.Easily grown in good well-drained soil.The flowers may abort if it is kept to dry in spring while ...

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