palomino

[pal-uh-mee-noh]
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:
1910–15, Americanism; < American Spanish, special use of Spanish palomino of, resembling a dove < Latin palumbīnus, equivalent to palumb(ēs) dove + -īnus -ine1

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palomino (ˌpæləˈmiːnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos
a golden horse with a cream or white mane and tail
 
[American Spanish, from Spanish: dovelike, from Latin palumbīnus, from palumbēs ring dove]

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palomino
1914, from Amer.Sp. palomino "cream-colored horse," from Sp., lit. "young dove," perhaps from It. palombino "dove-colored," from L. palumbinus "of wood pigeons," from palumba "wood pigeon." The horse so called because of its dove-like coloring, light brown or cream with a pale mane and tail.
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Example sentences
Palomino is bland and low in acid, though rich in sugar.
Palomino was never advised of this change in his sister's care.
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