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n. pl. pin·tos or pin·toes
A horse with patchy markings of white and another color.
Mottled; pied.

[Spanish, piebald, spotted, from Vulgar Latin *pīnctus, past participle of Latin pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]
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(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]
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(ˈpɪn toʊ, ˈpin-)

adj., n., pl. -tos. adj.
1. marked with spots of white and other colors; mottled; spotted.
2. a pinto horse.
[1855–60, Amer.; < American Spanish (obsolete Sp) < Vulgar Latin *pinctus painted; see pinta]
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- As in horse and beans, it is Spanish for "painted, mottled, spotted."
See also related terms for spotted.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinto - a spotted or calico horse or ponypinto - a spotted or calico horse or pony  
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
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cavalo malhadomalhado


adj horsescheckig
nSchecke mf
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Its letters, although naturally lying Like the knight Pinto -- Mendez Ferdinando -- Still form a synonym for Truth -- Cease trying!
McGinty glanced his eyes over the account of the shooting of one Jonas Pinto, in the Lake Saloon, Market Street, Chicago, in the New Year week of 1874.
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Shortly after the death of Rabbi Hayyim Pinto in 1845 his former caretaker, a Muslim peasant named Malika, saw Pinto in a dream.
'We are the kids that your parents warned you about,' greets visitors at a gallery at Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, Rizal.
MARION -- Mike Pinto continues to scale mountains in his 12th season as manager of the Southern Illinois Miners.
Farmers are harvesting pinto beans in this early 1930s photograph taken east of Flagstaff.
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