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Merino sheep

Merino sheep (mərē´nō), breed intermediate in body size having fine wool, developed in Spain. These sheep are noted for their hardiness and their herding instincts and have been used as parents of several other breeds, notably the Rambouillet of France. Three strains have been developed. Types A and B are strongly and moderately wrinkled, respectively; the C, or Delaine, type is much smoother, and has better combinations of wool and meat qualities. Merinos are white-faced with the rams horned and the ewes hornless.

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me·ri·no / məˈrēnō/ • n. (pl. -nos) (also me·ri·no sheep) a sheep of a breed with long, fine wool. ∎  a soft woolen or wool-and-cotton material resembling cashmere, originally of merino wool. ∎  a fine woolen yarn.

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merino variety of sheep prized for its fine wool XVIII; stuff made from the wool XIX. — Sp. merino, of disputed orig.

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