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Patchy in color; splotched or piebald.
[Middle English, from pie, magpie; see pie2.]
Past tense and past participle of pi2.
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(Zoology) having markings of two or more colours
[C14: from pie2; an allusion to the magpie's black-and-white colouring]
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1. having two or more colors in a pattern of patches or spots; piebald.
2. wearing pied clothing.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see pie2 (with reference to the black-and-white plumage of the magpie), -ed3]
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|Adj.||1.||pied - 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"|
multicolor, multi-color, multicolored, multi-colored, multicolour, multi-colour, multicoloured, multi-coloured, particolored, particoloured, piebald, varicolored, varicoloured, calico, motley, painted
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adjective variegated, spotted, streaked, irregular, flecked, motley, mottled, dappled, multicoloured, piebald, parti-coloured, varicoloured a bird with pied markings
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pied[paɪd] ADJ [horse] → pío, picazo; [bird] → pinto
the Pied Piper of Hamelin → el flautista de Hamelin
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