Brindled meaning

brĭndld
Having a gray or tawny coat streaked or spotted with a darker color.

A brindled cow.

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Tawny or grayish with streaks or spots of a darker color.
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Of a brownish, tawny or gray colour, with streaks or spots; streaky, spotted.
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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.

    From Wiktionary