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brindled Explained

brindled at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"marked with streaks," 1678, from M.E. brended (1430), from bren "brown color" (13c.), noun made from pp. of brennen "burn," perhaps meaning "marked as though by branding or burning." ///

brindled at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

[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] //

Brindled at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

brindled at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : having a gray or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy
coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats
[syn: {brindle}, {brinded}, {tabby}]

brindled at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: File - :Cow in Iceland.jpg|240px|thumbnail|right|A brindled cow


An alteration of brinded, probably by association with speckled, grizzled etc.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈbrɪndəld/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • of a brownish, tawny or gray colour, with streaks or spots; streaky, spotted
    1. 1725, Pope, Odyssey (translation), Category: s - :Odyssey (Pope)/Book X|book 10
    2. : The palace in a woody vale they found,
    3. : High raised of stone; a shaded space around;
    4. : Where mountain wolves and brindled lions roam,
    5. : (By magic tamed,) familiar to the dome.
    6. 1853, Melville, Category: s - :Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!|Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!
    7. :All round me were tokens of a divided empire. The old grass and the new grass were striving together. In the low wet swales the verdure peeped out in vivid green ; beyond, on the mountains, lay light patches of snow, strangely relieved against their russet sides; all the humped hills looked like brindled kine in the shivers.
    8. 1862, Thoreau, Category: s:Wild Apples - : The History of the Apple Tree|Wild Apples: The History of the Apple Tree
    9. :Apples, these I mean, unspeakably fair ... - some brindled with deep red streaks like a cow, or with hundreds of fine blood-red rays running regularly from the stem-dimple to the blossom-end, like meridional lines, on a straw-colored ground, ...
    10. 1904, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of Black Peter’ (Norton 2005, p.982)
    11. : 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 in his agony.


      Inter: trans-top » streaky, spotted

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ruskeankirjava, Inter: t- » fi|harmaankirjava
  • Russian: Inter: qualifier » spotted Inter: t+ » ru|пятнистый|tr=pjatnístyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » striped Inter: t+ » ru|полосатый|tr=polosátyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|пёстрый|tr=pjóstryj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|riabhach
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aleonado

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » brindled
    Translation: io » brindled
    Translation: my » brindled
    Translation: te » brindled
    Translation: vi » brindled
    Translation: zh » brindled