pal·​o·​mi·​no | \ ˌpa-lə-ˈmē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce palomino (audio) \
plural palominos

Definition of palomino

: a horse that is pale cream to gold in color and has a flaxen or white mane and tail

Examples of palomino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eliff, 91, stood beside Stetson, an 11-year-old palomino. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 There’s a barn, a carriage house, and a large paddock, although the herd of horses kept by his dad, an avid rider, is down to just two, a miniature palomino and a thoroughbred named Thunder. Tom Robbins, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 Just as big a star was his golden palomino stallion, Trigger. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 19 June 2022 Another palomino named Punkin was used only for photographs and press. T Kira Madden,, 3 Aug. 2021 Stolen Horse International got involved after Hidden Pasture Farm owner Kate Nichols said last week that her miniature palomino filly had vanished overnight. Fox News, 14 June 2019 On Thursday night, Bo and his 11-year-old palomino mare Hollywood ended up with a time of 20.5 seconds after receiving a penalty for breaking the barrier early. Rachel Roberts, idahostatesman, 18 Aug. 2017 California’s only representative in the parade was the Merced County Sheriff’s Posse, which rode 14 palomino horses — shipped across country for the event last week to an equestrian facility in Maryland. . Lisa M. Krieger, The Mercury News, 20 Jan. 2017 All finos are made from the palomino grape, but very few finos nowadays come from a single vineyard. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 31 Dec. 2015 See More

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First Known Use of palomino

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for palomino

American Spanish, from Spanish, like a dove, from Latin palumbinus, from palumbes ringdove; akin to Greek peleia dove, Latin pallēre to be pale — more at fallow

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“Palomino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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pal·​o·​mi·​no | \ ˌpa-lə-ˈmē-nō How to pronounce palomino (audio) \
plural palominos

Kids Definition of palomino

: a horse with a light golden coat and a cream or white mane and tail


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