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pinta

[ pin-tuh; Spanish peen-tah ]
/ ˈpɪn tə; Spanish ˈpin tɑ /
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noun Pathology.
a nonvenereal treponematosis occurring chiefly in Central and South America, caused by Treponema carateum, characterized by spots of various colors on the skin.
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Origin of pinta

First recorded in 1815–25; from South American Spanish, special use of Spanish pinta “spot,” from Vulgar Latin pincta, (unattested) feminine of pinctus (unattested), nasalized variant of Latin pictus, past participle of pingere “to paint

Other definitions for pinta (2 of 2)

Pinta
[ pin-tuh; Spanish peen-tah ]
/ ˈpɪn tə; Spanish ˈpin tɑ /

noun
one of the three ships under the command of Columbus during his first voyage to America in 1492.
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British Dictionary definitions for pinta (1 of 3)

pinta1
/ (ˈpɪntə) /

noun
a tropical infectious skin disease caused by the bacterium Treponema carateum and characterized by the formation of papules and loss of pigmentation in circumscribed areasAlso called: mal de pinto

Word Origin for pinta

C19: from American Spanish, from Spanish: spot, ultimately from Latin pictus painted, from pingere to paint

British Dictionary definitions for pinta (2 of 3)

pinta2
/ (ˈpaɪntə) /

noun
informal a pint of milk

Word Origin for pinta

C20: phonetic rendering of pint of

British Dictionary definitions for pinta (3 of 3)

Pinta
/ (ˈpɪntə) /

noun
the Pinta one of the three ships commanded by Columbus on his first voyage to America (1492)
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