Definition of Merino

1. Noun. White sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality.

Exact synonyms: Merino Sheep
Generic synonyms: Domestic Sheep, Ovis Aries



Definition of Merino

1. a. Of or pertaining to a variety of sheep with very fine wool, originally bred in Spain.

2. n. A breed of sheep originally from Spain, noted for the fineness of its wool.

Definition of Merino

1. Noun. A breed of Spanish sheep that has long, fine hair ¹

2. Noun. The wool of this sheep ¹

3. Noun. The fabric made from this wool (or from any similar yarn) ¹

4. Noun. A yarn made from a combination of wool and cotton in imitation of this wool ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merino

1. a fine wool [n -NOS]

Medical Definition of Merino

1. Origin: Sp. 1. A breed of sheep originally from Spain, noted for the fineness of its wool. 2. A fine fabric of merino wool. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merino

meridionality
meridionally
meridionals
meridiungulate
meridiungulates
meril
merils
merimake
merimakes
mering
meringue
meringue kiss
meringuelike
meringues
meringuey
merino (current term)
merino sheep
merinos
meris
merises
merisis
merism
merismatic
merisms
merismus
merispore
meristem
meristematic
meristematically
meristemic

Literary usage of Merino

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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"AMERICAN merino SHEEP. Figs. 623, 624. The American merino was developed from the Spanish merino, the blood of several different families having been ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In 1802 the first merinos known to have left pure descendants were taken to the United States, and in 1809-1810 an importation (4000) of merino sheep was ..."

3. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1845)
"The cold, but dry and bracing- air of our winters, is found much more congenial to the merino, than the more open and changeable winters further south; ..."

4. Public School Methods (1921)
"All are descended from the native merino sheep of Spain though the leading wool breeds have not originated there but from merino sheep taken to other ..."

5. Official Catalogue of the British Section by Great Britain (1876)
"Fleece of Pure merino Lamb's Wool, hot water washed. 97. Fleece of Pure merino, ... Fleece of Pure merino Ewe, ditto. 99. Fleece of Wool in the grease. ..."

6. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1872)
"There are other special qualities due to the blood at present predominant, that of the so-called American merino. As to the qualities of the full blood and ..."

7. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1920)
"The promotion of merino sheep in times past has been vested in various organizations. The Vermont merino Sheep Breeders' Association, organized in 1879, ..."

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