Definition of palomino in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌpaləˈmiːnəʊ


1 (plural palominos) A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western 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.
1.1 [mass noun] A pale golden-brown colour.
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  • They perfectly resembled a horse's, and they were of palomino coloring.
  • The attractive Palomino color provides the elegance of a sculptured casting.
  • This can be made in any natural cowhide colors including, two tone, black & white, zebra, palomino or any dyed colors.
2 [mass noun] A variety of white grape used 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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