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brin·dle

 (brĭn′dl)
n.
1. A brindled color.
2. A brindled animal.

[Back-formation from brindled.]
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brindle

(ˈbrɪndəl)
n
1. (Animals) a brindled animal
2. (Colours) a brindled colouring
[C17: back formation from brindled]
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brin•dle

(ˈbrɪn dl)

n.
1. a brindled coloring.
2. a brindled animal.
adj.
[1670–80; back formation from brindled]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brindle - having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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References in classic literature ?
"It won't set any better after old Brindle fills up on this dust," observed Martin, belligerency in his brassy voice.
It all seemed to her a far simpler matter: all that was needed, as Marya Philimonovna had explained, was to give Brindle and Whitebreast more food and drink, and not to let the cook carry all the kitchen slops to the laundry maid's cow.
When he had returned home his mother was milking the brindle cow.
But no milkmaid came; no herdsman drove her back; and Cadmus followed the stray Brindle till he was almost ready to drop down with fatigue.