Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Spotted or patched, especially in black and white.
  • noun A piebald animal, especially a horse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having spots or patches of white and black or other color; party-colored; pied: as, a piebald horse.
  • Hence Mixed; heterogeneous; mongrel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having spots and patches of black and white, or other colors; mottled; pied.
  • adjective Fig.: Mixed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective also used figuratively Spotted or blotched, especially in black and white.
  • adjective figuratively Of mixed character, heterogeneous.
  • noun An animal with piebald coloration.

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

  • adjective having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

Etymologies

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

[pie + bald.]

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From pie ("magpie") + bald ("having white patches or blazes").

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