dialectal, British, of an animal
: having a white spot or streak on a dark ground especially on the forehead or face

Word History


Middle English bausand, bauson "piebald (of a horse)," borrowed from Anglo-French bauçcan, bausent, balçan (continental Old French bausan, baucent, baucenz), probably borrowed (with alteration of suffix) from Old Occitan bausan, perhaps going back to Gallo-Romance *balteānus, literally, "belted," from Latin balteus "band, belt" + -ānus -an entry 2

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“Bausond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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