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
Recent Examples of merino from the Web
From the merino crew neck that picks up on pops of red in an 18th-century French watercolor, to a jacquard evil eye detail that mimics those lining the designer’s desk, hints of inspiration are evident everywhere.
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Origin and Etymology of merino
First Known Use: 1804See Words from the same year
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Definition of merino for Students
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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