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pinto

[ pin-toh, peen- ]
/ ˈpɪn toʊ, ˈpin- /
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adjective
marked with spots of white and other colors; mottled; spotted: a pinto horse.
noun, plural pin·tos.
Western U.S. a pinto horse.
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Origin of pinto

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; from Spanish, from Vulgar Latin pinctus (unattested) “painted”; see pinta
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British Dictionary definitions for pinto

pinto
/ (ˈpɪntəʊ) US and Canadian /

adjective
marked with patches of white; piebald
noun plural -tos
a pinto horse

Word Origin for pinto

C19: from American Spanish (originally: painted, spotted), ultimately from Latin pingere to paint
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