Definitions for merinoməˈri noʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
me•ri•noməˈri noʊ(n.; adj.)(pl.)-nos
(n.)(often cap.) one of a breed of sheep, raised orig. in Spain, valued for their fine wool.
Category: Animal Husbandry
wool from such sheep.
a yarn or fabric made from this wool.
(adj.)made of merino wool, yarn, or cloth.
Origin of merino:
1775–85; < Sp < Ar (banū) marīn a Berber tribe known for raising this breed
merino, merino sheep(noun)
white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality
A breed of Spanish sheep that has long, fine hair
The wool of this sheep
The fabric made from this wool (or from any similar yarn)
A yarn made from a combination of wool and cotton in imitation of this wool
of or pertaining to a variety of sheep with very fine wool, originally bred in Spain
made of the wool of the merino sheep
a breed of sheep originally from Spain, noted for the fineness of its wool
a fine fabric of merino wool