from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. brindled; having a streaky or patchy pattern, usually grey or brown in colour; used especially to describe the skin or fur of animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of a gray or tawny color with streaks of darker hue; streaked; brindled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Properly, of a gray or tawny color marked with bars or streaks of a darker hue; brindled: applied more loosely to any animal having a hide variegated by streaks or spots, and by Milton to the lioness, whose hide is of a nearly uniform hue: as, “the brinded cat,”
  • “three brinded cows,”
  • In heraldry, spotted: said of a beast used as a bearing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats


Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse brǫndóttr ‘brinded’. (Wiktionary)



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