brindle, brindled


brindle, brindled

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  • Brindle — Brin dle, n. [See {Brindled}.] 1. The state of being brindled. [1913 Webster] 2. A brindled color; also, that which is brindled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brindle — [brin′dəl] adj. [< BRINDLED] BRINDLED n. 1. a brindled color 2. a brindled animal …   English World dictionary

  • brindle — adj., 1670s, see BRINDLED (Cf. brindled) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Brindle — Brin dle, a. Brindled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brindle — (also brindled) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a domestic animal) brownish or tawny with streaks of other colour. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • Brindle — This article concerns animal color. For the village in England, see Brindle, Lancashire.Brindle is a coat coloring pattern in animals, particularly dogs, cats, cattle, and, rarely, horses. It is sometimes described as tiger striped , although the …   Wikipedia

  • brindle — noun Etymology: brindle, adjective Date: 1696 1. a brindled color 2. a brindled animal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brindle — /brin dl/, n. 1. a brindled coloring. 2. a brindled animal. adj. 3. brindled. [1670 80; back formation from BRINDLED] * * * …   Universalium

  • brindle — brin•dle [[t]ˈbrɪn dl[/t]] n. 1) a brindled coloring 2) a brindled animal 3) brindled • Etymology: 1670–80; back formation from brindled …   From formal English to slang

  • 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