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n. pl. pin·tos or pin·toes
A horse with patchy markings of white and another color.
(Zoology) marked with patches of white; piebald
n, pl -tos
(Animals) a pinto horse
[C19: from American Spanish (originally: painted, spotted), ultimately from Latin pingere to paint]
pin•to(ˈpɪn toʊ, ˈpin-)
adj., n., pl. -tos. adj.
1. marked with spots of white and other colors; mottled; spotted.n.
2. a pinto horse.
[1855–60, Amer.; < American Spanish (obsolete Sp) < Vulgar Latin *pinctus painted; see pinta]
pinto- As in horse and beans, it is Spanish for "painted, mottled, spotted."
See also related terms for spotted.