a contagious skin disease of the tropics, characterized by patches of various colors and caused by a spirochete (Treponema carateum)
Origin of pintaAmerican Spanish ; from Spanish a spot ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pincta: see pint
A contagious skin disease prevalent in tropical America, caused by a spirochete (Treponema carateum) and marked by extreme thickening and spotty discoloration of the skin.
Origin of pintaSpanish, painted mark, colored spot, from Vulgar Latin *pīncta; see pint.
From the pronunciation of pint o' milk. Compare cuppa.