Brindled
Brindled Brin"dled, a. [A dim. form of brinded.] Having dark streaks or spots on a gray or tawny ground; brinded. ``With a brindled lion played.'' --Churchill. [1913 Webster]

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  • brindled — [brin′dəld] adj. [< earlier brinded, after kindled; prob. < ME brended < brennen,BURN1] having a gray or tawny coat streaked or spotted with a darker color [a brindled cow] …   English World dictionary

  • brindled — marked with streaks, streaked with a dark color, 1670s, from M.E. brended (early 15c.), from bren brown color (13c.), noun made from pp. of brennen burn, perhaps meaning marked as though by branding or burning. Form altered perhaps by influence… …   Etymology dictionary

  • brindled — brin|dled [ˈbrındld] adj also brin|dle [ˈbrındl] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: brinded brindled (15 19 centuries), perhaps from a Scandinavian language] a brindled animal is brown and has marks or bands of another colour >brindle n [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brindled — or brindle adjective Etymology: alteration of brinded Date: 1620 having obscure dark streaks or flecks on a usually gray or tawny ground < a brindled cow > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brindled — adjective /ˈbrɪndəld/ of a brownish, tawny or gray colour, with streaks or spots; streaky, spotted , 1904: And there, in the middle of it was the man himself his face twisted like a lost soul in torment, and his great brindled beard stuck upwards …   Wiktionary

  • brindled — adjective a brindled cow, cat etc is brown with marks or bands of another colour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • brindled — a pattern of dark or mottled gray flecks or streaks …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • brindled — /brin dld/, adj. gray or tawny with darker streaks or spots. [1670 80; alter. of BRINDED, with le perh. from GRIZZLED, SPECKLED, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • brindled — Mawdesley Glossary an animal cf mixed clouring, sometimes 3 (three colours …   English dialects glossary

  • brindled — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. particolored, banded, tabby. See variegation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. streaked, spotted, mottled; see barred 1 , speckled …   English dictionary for students

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