- a horse with a golden coat, a white mane and tail, and often white markings on the face and legs, developed chiefly in the southwestern U.S.
Origin of palomino
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Historical Examples of palomino
Palomino seems to be grown commonly in California as a table-grape and is worth trying in eastern America.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
A young woman was fording the river some distance to their left, just below the Palomino.The Sheriff of Badger
George B. Pattullo
Of the figures at the foot of the cross, Palomino wrote: They are very Titian-like, and how superior to anything else here!Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital
The palomino's beauty was obvious in many ways: bone structure, slant of ears, line of hocks, texture of mane and tail.When the Owl Cries
He ordered them to follow Palomino in order that the treaty might be given greater encouragement.
- a golden horse with a cream or white mane and tail
Word Origin for palomino
1914, from American Spanish palomino "cream-colored horse," from Spanish, literally "young dove," perhaps from Italian palombino "dove-colored," from Latin palumbinus "of wood pigeons," from palumba "wood pigeon" (see fallow (adj.)). The horse so called because of its dove-like coloring, light brown or cream with a pale mane and tail.