merino
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Spanish Date: 1804 1. any of a breed of fine-wooled white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality 2. a soft wool or wool and cotton clothing fabric resembling cashmere 3. a fine wool and cotton yarn used for hosiery and knitwear • merino adjective

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  • Merino — bezeichnet: eine Schafrasse, die Merinowolle liefert, siehe Merinoschaf eine Meerschweinchenrasse mit langem, lockigem Fell und einer Krone auf dem Kopf, siehe Meerschweinchen Personen: Fernando Arturo de Merino (1833–1906), dominikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • merino — merino, na (Del lat. maiorīnus, perteneciente al o a lo mayor). 1. adj. Dicho de un carnero o de una oveja: Que tiene el hocico grueso y ancho, la nariz con arrugas transversas, y la cabeza y las extremidades cubiertas, como todo el cuerpo, de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Merino — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • merino — mèrīno (merȋno) m DEFINICIJA 1. agr. pasmina ovaca raširena u Španjolskoj, Australiji i Sjevernoj Americi, posebne svilenkaste vune [merino vuna; merino tkanina] 2. meton. tkanina od vune te ovce, tkana kosim dijagonalnim vezom ETIMOLOGIJA šp.… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Merino — Merino, CO U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 246 Housing Units (2000): 110 Land area (2000): 0.173003 sq. miles (0.448076 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.173003 sq. miles (0.448076 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • merino — (n.) fine wool breed of sheep, 1781, from Sp. merino, possibly from Arabic Merini, a Berber family or tribe of sheep farmers in northwest Africa whose animals were imported into Spain 14c. 15c. to improve local breeds. Or from or influenced by L …   Etymology dictionary

  • Merino — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A fine fabric of merino wool. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mèrīno — (merîno) m 1. {{001f}}agr. pasmina ovaca raširena u Španjolskoj, Australiji i Sjevernoj Americi, posebne svilenkaste vune [∼ vuna; ∼ tkanina] 2. {{001f}}meton. tkanina od vune te ovce, tkana kosim dijagonalnim vezom ✧ {{001f}}šp. ← arap …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • Merino — Très répandu en Espagne, c est l équivalent du français bailli , fonctionnaire nommé par le roi ou par un seigneur pour diriger une juridiction. Le mot merino vient du latin majorinus , diminutif de major , qui est à l origine du français maire ) …   Noms de famille

  • merinó — s. m. [Brasil] Merino …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • merino — merino, na adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. [Carnero, oveja] que tiene la lana muy fina, corta y rizada: ganado merino, lana merina. mezclar churras* con merinas. sustantivo masculino 1. Área …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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