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



BrE BrE//ˌpæləˈmiːnəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæləˈmiːnoʊ//
(pl. palominos) Domesticated mammals
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a horse that is a cream or gold colour with a white mane and tail See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Originearly 20th cent.: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’. Culture Palominos were first bred in the south-western US, and the name in Spanish means 'young pigeon'. A famous palomino was Trigger, the horse of Roy Rogers.
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