Merino meaning

mə-rēnō
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The wool.
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A fine, soft yarn made from this wool, often mixed with cotton.
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A soft, thin cloth made of this yarn.
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Designating or of this sheep, wool, yarn, or cloth.
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(countable) A breed of Spanish sheep that has long, fine hair.
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(uncountable) The wool of this sheep.
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The fabric made from this wool (from any similar yarn)
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A yarn made from a combination of wool and cotton in imitation of this wool.
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A soft lightweight fabric made originally of merino wool but now of any fine wool.
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Any of a breed of hardy, white-faced sheep with long, fine wool, orig. from Spain.
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Origin of merino

  • Spanish perhaps from Berber Benī Merīn name of the tribe that developed the breed or from Spanish merino local magistrate (from Latin māiōrīnus larger) (from māior major)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish merino

    From Wiktionary