Definition of palomino in English:


Syllabification: pal·o·mi·no
Pronunciation: /ˌpaləˈmēnō


  • 1 (plural palominos) A pale golden or tan-colored horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the southwestern US.
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    • Arabs were the most beautiful, especially palominos, with golden bodies and silver hair,
    • Like any event where you get a mixture of breeds, there were paints, sorrels, bays and palominos… almost anything you could want!
    • Some were white, like Mystic, then there were ones that were black, chestnut, some were like palominos, and others were gray.
  • 2A variety of white grape, originally grown around Jerez in southern Spain, used especially to make sherry and fortified wines.
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    • Palomino is a white grape widely grown in Spain and South Africa, and best known for its use in the manufacture of sherry.
    • Best known to sherry producers in the Jerez region of Spain, Palomino seems to struggle when planted outside of that country.


early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino 'young pigeon', from Latin palumbinus 'resembling a dove'.

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