Rambouillet

[ ram-boo-ley; French rahn-boo-ye ]
/ ˈræm bʊˌleɪ; French rɑ̃ buˈyɛ /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for rambouillet (1 of 2)

Rambouillet

1
/ (French rɑ̃bujɛ) /

noun

a town in N France, in the Yvelines department: site of the summer residence of French presidents. Pop: 24 758 (1999)

British Dictionary definitions for rambouillet (2 of 2)

Rambouillet

2
/ (ˈrɒmbʊˌjeɪ, ˈræmbʊˌleɪ, French rɑ̃bujɛ) /

noun

a fine-woolled merino-like breed of sheep

Word Origin for Rambouillet

C19: from Rambouillet 1
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