merino

noun

me·​ri·​no mə-ˈrē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce merino (audio)
plural merinos
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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tech merino prioritizes comfort while supporting sustainable practices. Vanessa Powell, Men's Health, 28 Oct. 2022 The merino/nylon/spandex blend kept our feet from feeling wet, even during very sweaty high-intensity training. Amy Marturana Winderl, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022 Its merino/cashmere blend is light and soft, but still warm enough to keep you cozy on chilly nights. Kj Callihan, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2022 It's infused with moisture-wicking merino wool to keep you warm while keeping sweat at bay. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 19 Oct. 2022 Not itchy like some other types, merino wool is very fine and is considered to be of very high quality. Kj Callihan, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2022 Smartwool’s Intraknit™ Thermal Base Layer collection solves these issues with key innovations, like combining merino with stretchy polyester and elastane fibers. Outside Online, 5 Oct. 2022 The luxe fabric and color options include uncommon materials like merino and mohair to bring the style to another level if desired. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 Smartwool introduced merino to the market in its socks. Andrew Freeman, Outside Online, 21 May 2012 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of merino was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Merino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merino. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

merino

noun
me·​ri·​no mə-ˈrē-nō How to pronounce merino (audio)
plural merinos
1
: any of a breed of sheep that produce a heavy fleece of fine white wool
2
: a fine soft wool or wool and cotton fabric resembling cashmere
3
: a fine wool and cotton yarn
merino adjective

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