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Rambouillet

[ram-boo-ley; French rahn-boo-ye] /ˈræm bʊˌleɪ; French rɑ̃ buˈyɛ/
noun
1.
one of a breed of hardy sheep, developed from the Merino, yielding good mutton and a fine grade of wool.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; after Rambouillet, town and forest in N France, source of the breed
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British Dictionary definitions for Rambouillet

Rambouillet1

/French rɑ̃bujɛ/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
a fine-woolled merino-like breed of sheep
Word Origin
C19: from Rambouillet1
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