Possibly from Dalmation breed of dogs.
- To hide by mixing in a crowd of similar looking people.
- It would be better if you were to dalmate. You mustn't be discovered just yet. It would ruin our plans.
dalmate (masculine and feminine, plural dalmates)
- Dalmatian (of or pertaining to Dalmatia)
dalmate m (uncountable)
- Dalmatian (extinct language)