- gray or tawny with darker streaks or spots.
Origin of brindled
Examples from the Web for brindled
The brindled cow, which has led us hither, will supply us with milk.Tanglewood Tales
Brown by nature and instinct, he is now brindled with dirt and dust.Cabbages and Kings
All muffled up in brindled shawls, do caper, frisk, and spring?'Songs of Childhood
Walter de la Mare
The “brindled gnoo” is the other species that inhabits the South of Africa.Popular Adventure Tales
On the hearth lay three animals—a hen, a cock, and a brindled cow.The Fairy Ring
- brown or grey streaked or patched with a darker coloura brindled dog
Word Origin and History for brindled
"marked with streaks, streaked with a dark color," 1670s, from Middle English brended (early 15c.), from bren "brown color" (13c.), noun made from past participle of brennen "burn" (see burn (v.)); the derived adjective perhaps means "marked as though by branding or burning." Form altered perhaps by influence of kindled.