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brindle

[brin-dl] /ˈbrɪn dl/
noun
1.
a brindled coloring.
2.
a brindled animal.
adjective
3.
Origin of brindle
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; back formation from brindled
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brindle

/ˈbrɪndəl/
noun
1.
a brindled animal
2.
a brindled colouring
Word Origin
C17: back formation from brindled
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Word Origin and History for brindle
adj.

1670s; see brindled.

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