Rambouillet

Rambouillet

[ram-boo-ley; French rahn-boo-ye]
noun
one of a breed of hardy sheep, developed from the Merino, yielding good mutton and a fine grade of wool.

Origin:
1905–10; after Rambouillet, town and forest in N France, source of the breed

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Rambouillet1 (French rɑ̃bujɛ)
 
n
a town in N France, in the Yvelines department: site of the summer residence of French presidents. Pop: 24 758 (1999)

Rambouillet2 (ˈrɒmbʊˌjeɪ, ˈræmbʊˌleɪ, French rɑ̃bujɛ)
 
n
a fine-woolled merino-like breed of sheep
 
[C19: from Rambouillet1]

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