pintado

noun pin·ta·do \pin‧ˈtä(ˌ)dō\

Definition of pintado

plural

pintados

or

pintadoes

  1. 1 :  a painted or printed chintz formerly made in India

  2. 2 or pintado petrel :  cape pigeon

  3. 3 or pintada \-də\ [pintado from American Spanish, from Spanish, past participle of pintar to paint, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin pinctare; pintada from American Spanish, from Spanish, feminine of pintado, past participle of pintar] :  cero

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Origin and Etymology of pintado

Portuguese, from past participle of pintar to paint, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin pinctare, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin pinctus painted


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