merino

noun me·ri·no \ mə-ˈrē-(ˌ)nō \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of merino

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

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Origin and Etymology of merino

Spanish

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MERINO Defined for Kids

merino

noun me·ri·no \ mə-ˈrē-nō \

Definition of merino for Students

plural merinos
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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