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Merino vs. Wool

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Merinonoun

(countable) A sheep of a Spanish breed with long, fine hair.

Woolnoun

The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants.

Merinonoun

(uncountable) The wool of this sheep.

Woolnoun

A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.

Merinonoun

The fabric made from this wool (or from any similar yarn).

Woolnoun

Anything with a texture like that of wool.

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Merinonoun

A yarn made from a combination of wool and cotton in imitation of this wool.

Woolnoun

A fine fiber obtained from the leaves of certain trees, such as firs and pines.

Merinoadjective

Of or pertaining to a variety of sheep with very fine wool, originally bred in Spain.

Woolnoun

(obsolete) Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.

Merinoadjective

Made of the wool of the merino sheep.

Woolnoun

yarn (including that which is made from synthetic fibers.)

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Merinonoun

A breed of sheep originally from Spain, noted for the fineness of its wool.

Woolnoun

The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; - chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.

Merinonoun

A fine fabric of merino wool.

Woolnoun

Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.

‘Wool of bat and tongue of dog.’;

Merinonoun

white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality

Woolnoun

A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.

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Merino

The Merino is a breed or group of breeds of domestic sheep, characterised by very fine soft wool. It was established in Spain near the end of the Middle Ages, and was for several centuries kept as a strict Spanish monopoly; exports of the breed were not allowed, and those who tried risked the death penalty.

Woolnoun

a fabric made from the hair of sheep

Woolnoun

fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

Woolnoun

outer coat of especially sheep and yaks

Woolnoun

the fine, soft curly or wavy hair forming the coat of a sheep, goat, or similar animal, especially when shorn and prepared for use in making cloth or yarn

‘Harris tweed is made from pure new wool’;

Woolnoun

yarn or textile fibre made from wool

‘her blue wool suit’; ‘carpets made of 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent nylon’; ‘a sampler in coloured wools’;

Woolnoun

the soft underfur or down of some mammals

‘beaver wool’;

Woolnoun

a metal or mineral made into a mass of fine fibres

‘lead wool’;

Wool

Wool is the textile fibre obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, hide and fur clothing from bison, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.Wool consists of protein together with a small percentage of lipids. In this regard it is chemically quite distinct from the more dominant textile, cotton, which is mainly cellulose.

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