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merino

noun me·ri·no \mə-ˈrē-(ˌ)nō\
plural me·ri·nos

Definition of MERINO

1
:  any of a breed of fine-wooled white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality
2
:  a soft wool or wool and cotton clothing fabric resembling cashmere
3
:  a fine wool and cotton yarn used for hosiery and knitwear
merino adjective

Origin of MERINO

Spanish
First Known Use: 1804

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile

Rhymes with MERINO

MERINO Defined for Kids

merino

noun me·ri·no \mə-ˈrē-nō\
plural me·ri·nos

Definition of MERINO for Kids

1
:  a sheep of a breed that produces a heavy fleece of white fine wool
2
:  a fine wool and cotton yarn

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