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English definition of “pied”


adjective [before noun] uk   /paɪd/ specialized us  
(used especially in the names of birds) having fur or feathers of two or more colours, usually black and white: pied kingfishersDescriptions of animal (non-human) markingsMonochrome and multi-coloured
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