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Definition of "merino" []

  • Any of a breed of sheep, originally from Spain, having long fine wool. (noun)
  • The wool of this sheep. (noun)
  • A soft lightweight fabric made originally of merino wool but now of any fine wool. (noun)
  • A fine wool and cotton yarn used especially for knitting underwear and hosiery. (noun)
  • A knitted fabric made from this yarn. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "merino" in a sentence
  • "She dressed three times a day, and in the morning would come down in what she called a merino gown."
  • "Firecracker stole in merino from freyapax (store): solcita!"
  • "Firecracker stole in merino from freyapax (store) 35."