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Adjective, Noun


merinoa. [Sp. merino moving from pasture to pasture, fr. merino a royal judge and superintendent or inspector of sheep walks, LL. merinus, fr. majorinus, i. e., major vill, fr. L. major greater. See Major. Merino sheep are driven at certain seasons from one part of Spain to another, in large flocks, for pasturage.].
  •  Of or pertaining to a variety of sheep with very fine wool, originally bred in Spain.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Made of the wool of the merino sheep.  [1913 Webster]
merinon. [Sp.].
  •  A breed of sheep originally from Spain, noted for the fineness of its wool.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fine fabric of merino wool.  [1913 Webster]


merino, n. (pl. -os)
1 (in full merino sheep) a variety of sheep with long fine wool.
2 a soft woollen or wool-and-cotton material like cashmere, orig. of merino wool.
3 a fine woollen yarn.

Sp., of uncert. orig.

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