Merino sheep

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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.