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Tawny or grayish with streaks or spots of a darker color.
[Alteration of Middle English brended, probably from brende, past participle of brennen, to burn, from Old Norse brenna; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Colours) brown or grey streaked or patched with a darker colour: a brindled dog.
[C17: changed from C15 brended, literally: branded, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse bröndottr; see brand]
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gray or tawny with darker streaks or spots.
[1670–80; alter. of brinded, earlier brended Middle English brend, brind burnt]
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|Adj.||1.||brindled - having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats|
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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