Definition of Rambouillet in English:

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Rambouillet

Pronunciation: /ˈrambəleɪ/
/ˈrɒmbuːjeɪ/

noun (plural pronounced same)

A sheep of a hardy breed developed from the Spanish merino but bred elsewhere for its meat and its heavy fleece of fine wool.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Rambouillet, a town in northern France, the site of a sheep farm founded by Louis XVI.

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