from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Partly gray or streaked with gray: a grizzled beard.
  • adj. Having fur or hair streaked or tipped with gray.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of grizzle.
  • adj. Greyed, old
  • adj. Grey or partly grey ^1
  • adj. Streaked or mixed with grey; grizzly; griseous ^2

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Gray; grayish; sprinkled or mixed with gray; of a mixed white and black.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Gray; of a mixed color.

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

  • adj. having dark hairs mixed with grey or white


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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