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Meaning of MERINO

Pronunciation:  mu'reenow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality

MERINO is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: merino sheep
 See Also: domestic sheep, Ovis aries



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Me*ri"no\, a. [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.]
    1. Of or pertaining to a variety of sheep with very fine
       wool, originally bred in Spain.
    2. Made of the wool of the merino sheep.
  2. \Me*ri"no\, n.; pl. {Merinos}. [Sp.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A breed of sheep originally from Spain, noted
       for the fineness of its wool.
    2. A fine fabric of merino wool.