Definitions for merinoməˈri noʊ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word merino
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
The Merino is an economically influential breed of sheep prized for its wool. Merinos are regarded as having some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep. Poll Merinos have no horns, and horned Merino rams have long, spiral horns which grow close to the head.
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