piebald


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pie·bald

 (pī′bôld′)
adj.
Spotted or patched, especially in black and white.
n.
A piebald animal, especially a horse.

[pie + Early Modern English bald, marked or streaked with white (from Middle English bald, bald; see bald).]

piebald

(ˈpaɪˌbɔːld)
adj
(Colours) marked or spotted in two different colours, esp black and white: a piebald horse.
n
(Animals) a black-and-white pied horse
[C16: pie2 + bald; see also pied]

pie•bald

(ˈpaɪˌbɔld)

adj.
1. having patches of two colors, esp. black and white.
n.
2. a piebald animal.
[1580–90; pie2 (see pied) + bald]

piebald

, skewbald - Piebald is being spotted with irregular patches of different colors, especially black and white; skewbald is spotted white and a color other than black.
See also related terms for spotted.

piebald

pinto
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.piebald - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightlypiebald - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"

piebald

Translations
مُلَوَّن بِلَوْنَيْن
grošovanýskvrnitý
tarkánfoltos
tvílitur; svartskjóttur
keršas
dābolains
grošovaný

piebald

[ˈpaɪbɔːld]
A. ADJpío, picazo
B. Ncaballo m pío, picazo m

piebald

[ˈpaɪbɔːld] adjpie inv

piebald

adjscheckig
nSchecke mf

piebald

[ˈpaɪˌbɔːld] adj (horse) → pezzato/a

piebald

(ˈpaiboːld) adjective
(usually of horses) black and white in patches.
References in classic literature ?
the long, piebald rat, rather skinny, who came to see you in Puddleby last Spring with jaundice?
Her damsels and she are all one glow of gold, all bunches of pearls, all diamonds, all rubies, all cloth of brocade of more than ten borders; with their hair loose on their shoulders like so many sunbeams playing with the wind; and moreover, they come mounted on three piebald cackneys, the finest sight ever you saw.
The little shaggy piebald horse was also covered with snow and coughing, I remember that very well.
Their very appearance and equipment exhibited a piebald mixture, half civilized and half savage.
Their language is of the same piebald character, being a French patois, embroidered with Indian and English words and phrases.
It may be her father will tear my clothes off me, and if I am piebald -' he laughed.
He is the piebald drum- horse, the king of the regimental band, that served the regiment for seven-and-thirty years, and in the end was shot for old age.
And he met Thibetan herdsmen with their dogs and flocks of sheep, each sheep with a little bag of borax on his back, and wandering wood-cutters, and cloaked and blanketed Lamas from Thibet, coming into India on pilgrimage, and envoys of little solitary Hill-states, posting furiously on ring-streaked and piebald ponies, or the cavalcade of a Rajah paying a visit; or else for a long, clear day he would see nothing more than a black bear grunting and rooting below in the valley.
We saw many small animals, such as porcupines, a scaly ant-eater, and a wild pig, piebald in color and with long curved tusks.
This figure was clad in tweeds of a piebald check, with a pink tie, a sharp collar and protuberant yellow boots.
At last he said: 'Oh, you wretched beard-cleaner, you piebald fool, you hungry mouse-hunter, what can you be thinking of?
Several limes in the old garden had been cut down and a piebald mare and her foal were wandering in front of the house among the rosebushes.