[ toh-bee-on-oh ]

  1. a genetic pigmentation pattern of large white patches on the darker base coat of certain horses, as on pinto horses: all four legs being white or mostly white is characteristic of this pattern.

  2. a horse with this pattern.

Origin of tobiano

First recorded in 1885–90; from South American Spanish; probably applied to horses imported by a Dutch emigrant named Tobias

Words Nearby tobiano Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023