Having a gray or tawny coat streaked or spotted with a darker color.
A brindled cow.
Webster's New World
Origin of Brindled
Alteration of Middle English brended probably from brende past participle of brennen to burn from Old Norse brenna gwher- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
An alteration of brinded, probably by association with speckled, grizzled etc.
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