brindle

[brin-dl]

noun

a brindled coloring.
a brindled animal.

adjective


Origin of brindle

First recorded in 1670–80; back formation from brindled
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brindle

noun

a brindled animal
a brindled colouring

Word Origin for brindle

C17: back formation from brindled
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Word Origin and History for brindle
adj.

1670s; see brindled.

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