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

  • adj. Spotted or patched, especially in black and white: a piebald horse.
  • n. A piebald animal, especially a horse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Spotted or blotched, especially in black and white.
  • adj. Of mixed character, heterogeneous.
  • n. An animal with piebald coloration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

Etymologies

pie2 + bald.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From pie ("magpie") + bald ("having white patches or blazes"). (Wiktionary)

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