merino

[ muh-ree-noh ]
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noun,plural me·ri·nos.
  1. (often initial capital letter) one of a breed of sheep, raised originally in Spain, valued for their fine wool.

  2. wool from such sheep.

  1. a yarn or fabric made from this wool.

adjective
  1. made of merino wool, yarn, or cloth.

Origin of merino

1
1775–85; <Spanish <Arabic (banū) marīn a Berber tribe known for raising this breed

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British Dictionary definitions for merino

merino

/ (məˈriːnəʊ) /


nounplural -nos
  1. a breed of sheep, originating in Spain, bred for their fleece

  2. the long fine wool of this sheep

  1. the yarn made from this wool, often mixed with cotton

  2. pure merino Australian informal

    • history a free settler rather than a convict

    • an affluent and socially prominent person

    • (as modifier): a pure merino cricketer

adjective
  1. made from merino wool

Origin of merino

1
C18: from Spanish, origin uncertain

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