Definition of spalted in English:
(Of wood) containing blackish irregular lines as a result of fungal decay, and sometimes used to produce a decorative surface.
- These guitars and basses feature spalted maple bodies with matching fretboards, offering a different look from most guitars.
- You can use chunks or shavings of spalted wood instead of the brew, but it takes forever, and sometimes doesn't start because it is dead.
- After a long walk thru the woods I may end the day empty handed or find one beautifully spalted dead log that will keep me busy for weeks.
1970s: from dialect spalt 'to split, splinter' + -ed1.
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