palomino

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noun pal·o·mi·no \ˌpa-lə-ˈmē-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of palomino

plural

palominos

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

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 1914


PALOMINO Defined for English Language Learners

palomino

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Definition of palomino for English Language Learners

  • : a horse that is light golden or cream in color and that has a cream or white mane and tail


PALOMINO Defined for Kids

palomino

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noun pal·o·mi·no \ˌpa-lə-ˈmē-nō\

Definition of palomino for Students

plural

palominos

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



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