merino sheep


merino sheep
type of sheep that grows a great amount of high-quality wool

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • merino sheep — noun white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality • Syn: ↑merino • Hypernyms: ↑domestic sheep, ↑Ovis aries * * * noun see merino 1b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peppin Merino (sheep) — The Peppin Merino is a breed of Merino Sheep raised for its wool, mostly in Australia. So important is the Peppin Merino that sheep men throughout Australia often classify their sheep simply as being either Peppin, or non Peppin. [cite web title …   Wikipedia

  • Booroola Merino (sheep) — The Booroola is a merino strain that has a high rate of multiple births .Booroola s prolificacy was studied extensively by New Zealand researchers, who provided one of the first examples of the practical application of gene mapping in sheep, by… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — This article is about the breed of sheep. For other uses, see Merino, Victoria and merindad. Full wool Merino sheep. The Merino is an economically influential breed of sheep prized for its wool. Merinos are regarded as having some of the finest… …   Wikipedia

  • Sheep — For other uses, see Sheep (disambiguation). Domestic sheep A research flo …   Wikipedia

  • Sheep husbandry — Australian Merino Sheep Sheep husbandry is a subcategory of animal husbandry specifically dealing with the raising and breeding of domestic sheep. Sheep farming is primarily based on raising lambs for meat, or raising sheep for wool. Sheep may… …   Wikipedia

  • Sheep shearer — A sheep shearer is a worker who uses (hand powered) blade or machine shears to remove the wool from domestic sheep. HistoryDuring the early years of sheep breeding in Australia, shearing was carried out by shepherds, assigned servants, Ticket of… …   Wikipedia

  • merino — n. (pl. os) 1 (in full merino sheep) a variety of sheep with long fine wool. 2 a soft woollen or wool and cotton material like cashmere, orig. of merino wool. 3 a fine woollen yarn. Etymology: Sp., of uncert. orig …   Useful english dictionary

  • merino — soft wool of the merino sheep; any soft merino like wool or wool and cotton cloth Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary


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