Having dark lines or spots on a gray or tawny surface brinded
- having a grey or brown streak or a design or a patchy color; utilized specially of the patterned fur of kitties
- Having dark lines or spots on a gray or tawny surface; brinded.
"marked with streaks, streaked with a dark shade," 1670s, from Middle English brended (early 15c.), from bren "brown color" (13c.), noun made from past participle of brennen "burn" (see burn (v.)); the derived adjective perhaps suggests "marked like by branding or burning up." Form modified perhaps by influence of kindled.
(a.) Having dark streaks or places on a gray or tawny floor; brinded.
A second and larger species is the brindled gnu or blue wildebeest (C. taurinus or Catoblepas gorgon), also known by the Bechuana name kokon or kokoon; and there are several East African forms more or less closely related to the latter which have received distinct names.