pintado

noun

pin·​ta·​do
pin‧ˈtä(ˌ)dō
plural pintados or pintadoes
1
: a painted or printed chintz formerly made in India
2
or pintado petrel : cape pigeon
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Pintado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pintado. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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