What does brindled mean?

brindled meaning in General Dictionary

Having dark lines or spots on a gray or tawny surface brinded

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  • 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.

brindled meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"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.


brindled meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having dark streaks or places on a gray or tawny floor; brinded.


Sentence Examples with the word brindled

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.

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