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piebald

[ pahy-bawld ]
/ ˈpaɪˌbɔld /
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adjective
having patches of black and white or of other colors; parti-colored.
noun
a piebald animal, especially a horse.
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Origin of piebald

1580–90; pie2 (see pied) + bald

OTHER WORDS FROM piebald

piebaldly, adverbpiebaldness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for piebald

piebald
/ (ˈpaɪˌbɔːld) /

adjective
marked or spotted in two different colours, esp black and whitea piebald horse
noun
a black-and-white pied horse

Word Origin for piebald

C16: pie ² + bald; see also pied
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