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[pal-uh-mee-noh] /ˌpæl əˈmi noʊ/
noun, plural palominos.
a horse with a golden coat, a white mane and tail, and often white markings on the face and legs, developed chiefly in the southwestern U.S.
Origin of palomino
1910-15, Americanism; < American Spanish, special use of Spanish palomino of, resembling a dove < Latin palumbīnus, equivalent to palumb(ēs) dove + -īnus -ine1 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -nos
a golden horse with a cream or white mane and tail
Word Origin
American Spanish, from Spanish: dovelike, from Latin palumbīnus, from palumbēs ring dove
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Word Origin and History for palomino

1914, from American Spanish palomino "cream-colored horse," from Spanish, literally "young dove," perhaps from Italian palombino "dove-colored," from Latin palumbinus "of wood pigeons," from palumba "wood pigeon" (see fallow (adj.)). The horse so called because of its dove-like coloring, light brown or cream with a pale mane and tail.

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