Definition of merino noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    merino

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//məˈriːnəʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈriːnoʊ//
     
    (pl. merinos)
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a breed of sheep with long fine wool
  2. 2 [uncountable] the wool of the merino sheep or a type of cloth made from this wool, used for making clothes
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Spanish, of unknown origin.
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