Piebaldness



[pahy-bawld] /ˈpaɪˌbɔld/

adjective
1.
having patches of black and white or of other colors; parti-colored.
noun
2.
a piebald animal, especially a horse.
/ˈpaɪˌbɔːld/
adjective
1.
marked or spotted in two different colours, esp black and white: a piebald horse
noun
2.
a black-and-white pied horse
adj.

“of two different colors,” 1580s, formed from pie (n.2) “magpie” + bald in its older sense of “spotted, white;” in reference to the black-and-white plumage of the magpie. Hence, “of mixed character, mongrel.” Technically only of black-and-white colorings.

piebaldness pie·bald·ness (pī’bôld’nĭs)
n.
A skin disorder that is characterized by pigmentless patches of scalp hair that give the hair a streaked appearance. Also called piebaldism.

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