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merino

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noun, me·ri·no \mə-ˈrē-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of merino

plural merinos

  1. 1 :  any of a breed of fine-wooled white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality

  2. 2 :  a soft wool or wool and cotton clothing fabric resembling cashmere

  3. 3 :  a fine wool and cotton yarn used for hosiery and knitwear

merino adjective


Origin of merino

Spanish


First Known Use: 1804

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Rhymes with merino


MERINO Defined for Kids

merino

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noun me·ri·no \mə-ˈrē-nō\

Definition of merino for Students

plural merinos

  1. 1 :  a sheep of a breed that produces a heavy fleece of white fine wool

  2. 2 :  a fine wool and cotton yarn




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