Definition of rosinante
: a broken-down horse : nag
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Origin and Etymology of rosinante
after Rocinante, Don Quixote's bony horse in the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra †1616 Spanish novelist
First Known Use: 1641
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