[ ram-boo-ley; French rahn-boo-ye ]
/ ˈræm bʊˌleɪ; French rɑ̃ buˈyɛ /
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one of a breed of hardy sheep, developed from the Merino, yielding good mutton and a fine grade of wool.
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Origin of Rambouillet
First recorded in 1905–10; after Rambouillet, town and forest in N France, source of the breed
Words nearby Rambouillet
ramble on, rambler, rambling, Rambo, Ramboesque, Rambouillet, rambunctious, rambutan, RAMC, ram down someone's throat, Rameau
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How to use Rambouillet in a sentence
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When the King held his court at Rambouillet, a curtain only separated his chamber and the levee-room.
What would not English taste have effected with the capabilities of Rambouillet?
In this conversation, after a long but not wearisome journey, we reached Rambouillet.
The first person who gave a marked impulse to what we call society was the Marquise de Rambouillet, in the seventeenth century.
She adopted the customs of the Hôtel de Rambouillet,--certain rules which good society has since observed.
British Dictionary definitions for Rambouillet (1 of 2)
/ (French rɑ̃bujɛ) /
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)
/ (ˈrɒmbʊˌjeɪ, ˈræmbʊˌleɪ, French rɑ̃bujɛ) /
a fine-woolled merino-like breed of sheep
Word Origin for Rambouillet
C19: from Rambouillet 1
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