palomino


palomino

noun, plural pal·o·mi·nos.

  1. 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.

noun plural -nos

  1. a golden horse with a cream or white mane and tail

n.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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