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Nov 11, 2004This week's theme
What does that car name mean?
This week's words
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pinto (PIN-to) adjective
Marked with patches of white and another color.
1. Pinto horse: a horse having patches of white and another color.
2. Pinto bean: a variety of kidney beans having mottled seed.
[From American Spanish pinto (spotted), from obsolete Spanish, from Vulgar Latin pinctus (painted), past participle of pingere (to paint). Ultimately from Indo-European root peig- (to cut, mark) that's the source of such words as paint, depict, picture, pigment, pint, and pimento.]
Here are two other words to describe horses and other animals:
piebald: spotted in black and white.
See more usage examples of pinto in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
"A black-faced, pinto-colored horse, Panda made her Central Massachusetts
debut as a guide animal Saturday at the National Education for Assistance
Dog Services campus."
"Add some extra veggies to some pinto or black beans and they are
Today's word is the name of a now-discontinued car from Ford. For its safety problems and the manufacturer's negligence, Pinto has become a symbol for all such products.
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