merino

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish merino

Noun[edit]

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merino (countable and uncountable, plural merinos)

  1. (countable) A breed of Spanish sheep that has long, fine hair
  2. (uncountable) The wool of this sheep
  3. The fabric made from this wool (or from any similar yarn)
  4. A yarn made from a combination of wool and cotton in imitation of this wool

Quotations[edit]

fabric
  • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 5
    The Priest pulled the light merino carriage rug higher about his knees.