schim·mel | \ˈskiməl\
plural -s

Definition of schimmel 

chiefly dialectal

: a gray or grayish horse

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History and Etymology for schimmel

Afrikaans skimmel gray horse, mildew, from Dutch schimmel; akin to Old High German scimbal ōn to become moldy, Middle Low German schimmel gray horse, mildew, Old English scīnan to shine

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