Definition of pied in English:


Syllabification: pied
Pronunciation: /pīd


  • Having two or more different colors: pied dogs from the Pyrenees
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    • I have done almost no birding, except yesterday when I saw a Hooded Butcherbird sitting on a coconut frond, tilting back its head and ruffling its pied plumage as it whistled its loud, musical song.
    • For instance, five species of hornbills - Wreathed, Roufous, Brown, Great pied and Indian pied hornbills - are found there.
    • Again the attraction is bird watching, especially pied shags feeding the young birds in their nests, great crested grebe and large numbers of paradise ducks.
    parti-colored, multicolored, variegated, black and white, brown and white, piebald, skewbald, dappled, brindle, spotted, mottled, speckled, flecked, pinto, calico, tabby


Middle English (originally in the sense 'black and white like a magpie'): from pie2 + -ed1.

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