Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A breed of saddle horse developed in northwest North America by the Nez Perce, characteristically having a spotted coat.
[Perhaps after the Palouse River of the region where the breed was developed (perhaps influenced by United States regional appaloosa, flathead catfish, a mottled species of catfish, probably from Choctaw apolusa, daubed).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Breeds) a breed of horse, originally from America, typically having a spotted rump
[C19: perhaps from Palouse, river in Idaho]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Ap•pa•loo•sa(ˌæp əˈlu sə)
n., pl. -sas.
one of a hardy breed of riding horses, developed in the North American West, having a mottled coat and vertically striped hoofs.
[1920–25, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Appaloosa - a hardy breed of saddle horse developed in western North America and characteristically having a spotted rump|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.