[ram-boo-ley; French rahn-boo-ye]
- one of a breed of hardy sheep, developed from the Merino, yielding good mutton and a fine grade of wool.
Origin of Rambouillet
First recorded in 1905–10; after Rambouillet, town and forest in N France, source of the breed
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- a town in N France, in the Yvelines department: site of the summer residence of French presidents. Pop: 24 758 (1999)
- a fine-woolled merino-like breed of sheep
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