Merino definitions

mə-rē'nō
A soft lightweight fabric made originally of merino wool but now of any fine wool.
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Any of a breed of sheep, originally from Spain, having long fine wool.
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The wool of this sheep.
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A yarn made from merino wool.
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A knitted fabric made from this yarn.
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Any of a breed of hardy, white-faced sheep with long, fine wool, orig. from Spain.
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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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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)