brindled

brindled
or brindle adjective Etymology: alteration of brinded Date: 1620 having obscure dark streaks or flecks on a usually gray or tawny ground <
a brindled cow
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  • Brindled — Brin dled, a. [A dim. form of brinded.] Having dark streaks or spots on a gray or tawny ground; brinded. With a brindled lion played. Churchill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brindled — [brin′dəld] adj. [< earlier brinded, after kindled; prob. < ME brended < brennen,BURN1] having a gray or tawny coat streaked or spotted with a darker color [a brindled cow] …   English World dictionary

  • brindled — marked with streaks, streaked with a dark color, 1670s, from M.E. brended (early 15c.), from bren brown color (13c.), noun made from pp. of brennen burn, perhaps meaning marked as though by branding or burning. Form altered perhaps by influence… …   Etymology dictionary

  • brindled — brin|dled [ˈbrındld] adj also brin|dle [ˈbrındl] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: brinded brindled (15 19 centuries), perhaps from a Scandinavian language] a brindled animal is brown and has marks or bands of another colour >brindle n [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brindled — adjective /ˈbrɪndəld/ of a brownish, tawny or gray colour, with streaks or spots; streaky, spotted , 1904: And there, in the middle of it was the man himself his face twisted like a lost soul in torment, and his great brindled beard stuck upwards …   Wiktionary

  • brindled — adjective a brindled cow, cat etc is brown with marks or bands of another colour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Brindled Beauty — Taxobox name = Brindled Beauty image width = 240px image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Geometridae genus = Lycia species = L. hirtaria binomial = Lycia hirtaria binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • Brindled Pug — Taxobox name = Eupithecia abbreviata image width = 225px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Geometridae genus = Eupithecia species = E. abbreviata binomial = Eupithecia abbreviata binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • brindled bandicoot — didysis trumpanosis bandikutas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Isoodon macrourus angl. brindled bandicoot; brindled short nosed bandicoot; North Australian bandicoot; northern bandicoot vok. großer… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • brindled short-nosed bandicoot — didysis trumpanosis bandikutas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Isoodon macrourus angl. brindled bandicoot; brindled short nosed bandicoot; North Australian bandicoot; northern bandicoot vok. großer… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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