pin·​ta·​do | \ pin‧ˈtä(ˌ)dō\
plural pintados or pintadoes

Definition of pintado

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

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History and Etymology for pintado

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

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