Definitions for merinoməˈri noʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•ri•noməˈri noʊ(n.; adj.)(pl.)-nos

  1. (n.)(often cap.) one of a breed of sheep, raised orig. in Spain, valued for their fine wool.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. wool from such sheep.

    Category: Textiles

  3. a yarn or fabric made from this wool.

    Category: Textiles

  4. (adj.)made of merino wool, yarn, or cloth.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of merino:

1775–85; < Sp < Ar (banū) marīn a Berber tribe known for raising this breed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merino, merino sheep(noun)

    white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality

Wiktionary

  1. merino(Noun)

    A breed of Spanish sheep that has long, fine hair

  2. merino(Noun)

    The wool of this sheep

  3. merino(Noun)

    The fabric made from this wool (or from any similar yarn)

  4. merino(Noun)

    A yarn made from a combination of wool and cotton in imitation of this wool

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merino(adj)

    of or pertaining to a variety of sheep with very fine wool, originally bred in Spain

  2. Merino(adj)

    made of the wool of the merino sheep

  3. Merino(noun)

    a breed of sheep originally from Spain, noted for the fineness of its wool

  4. Merino(noun)

    a fine fabric of merino wool

Freebase

  1. Merino

    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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