One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having bands of colour round the body. Also more generally: having bands of colour.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in The Holie Bible, conteynyng the Olde Testament and the Newe. From ring + straked, originally translating biblical Hebrew ʿāqōd striped, streaked (Genesis 30–31, only in the story of Jacob's deception of Laban).
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