Definitions for palominoˌpæl əˈmi noʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pal•o•mi•noˌpæl əˈmi noʊ(n.)(pl.)-nos.
a horse with a golden coat, a white mane and tail, and often white markings, developed chiefly in the southwestern U.S.
Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Origin of palomino:
1910–15, Amer.; < AmerSp; Sp palomino of, resembling a dove < L palumbīnus=palumb(ēs) dove +-īnus -ine1
a horse of light tan or golden color with cream-colored or white mane and tail
a horse with a golden-colored coat and a white or cream-colored mane and tail
Palomino is a coat color in horses, consisting of a gold coat and white mane and tail. Genetically, the palomino color is created by a single allele of a dilution gene called the cream gene working on a "red" base coat. However, most color breed registries that record palomino horses were founded before equine coat color genetics were understood as well as they are today, and hence the standard definition of a palomino is based on the coat color visible, not the underlying presence of the dilution gene. Due to their unusual color, palominos stand out in a show ring, and are much sought after as parade horses. They were particularly popular in movies and television during the 1940s and 1950s. One of the most famous palomino horses was Trigger, known as "the smartest horse in movies," the faithful mount of the Hollywood Cowboy star Roy Rogers. Another famous palomino was Mr. Ed who starred on his own TV show in the 1960s.
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