ETYM A dim. form of brinded.
1. Having a gray or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats; SYN. brindle, brinded, tabby.
2. A brindled color; also, that which is brindled.
Marked with streaks or spots.
ETYM Old Eng. mottelee, motle; cf. Old Fren. mattelé clotted, curdled, of, ciel mattonné a mottled sky, mate, maton, curdled milk, Prov. German matte curd. Related to Mottle.
Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; SYN. multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured.