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oil spot

Syllabification: oil spot

Definition of oil spot in English:


1An oily patch or mark.
Example sentences
  • But it is ripped at the back and has tomato sauces stains and oil spots.
1.1A silvery marking on brown Chinese porcelain (especially of the Sung period) caused by precipitation of iron in firing: [as modifier]: oil-spot glaze

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