Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A horse with a golden or tan coat and a white or cream-colored mane and tail, thought to have been developed from Arabian stock.

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  • n. a horse with a golden-colored coat and a white or cream-colored mane and tail

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A horse of light tan or golden color with cream or white mane and tail, and often having white markings on the legs and face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a horse of light tan or golden color with cream-colored or white mane and tail

Etymologies

American Spanish, from Spanish, young dove, perhaps from Italian palombino, dove-colored, from Latin palumbīnus, pertaining to ringdoves, from palumbēs, ringdove.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Most sherry comes from an undistinguished grape called palomino: "sherry is made in the winery, not the field," says Beatriz Pascual, sherry specialist at award-winning wine merchants Boutinot.

    The sherry revival

  • Our No. 2 wine, the 2008 Tinto Tradicional from Monje, on Tenerife, a large island in the center of the chain, is a blend of listán negro and negramoll, another red grape, along with some listán blanco, a white grape that is better known as the palomino, the leading grape of sherry.

    NYT > Home Page

  • According to "The Horse," a new exhibit at the Field Museum, every modern-day horse—including the palomino that played Mister Ed—is descended from one genus, Equus, which survived the Ice Age some 11 million years ago in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    Tracking Equine Evolution

  • He tends to his eight cats, three dogs, five goats and a palomino horse, named Boss.

    A One-Horse Town Down to Two People

  • A palomino mare named Star grazes on Debbie DeLouise's clover meadow, hanging out at a salt lick there and frolicking with her foal Holly.

    You Can Lead a Virtual Horse to Water, But You Might Get Sued Along the Way

  • I took out the old palomino horse I used to call Pony from a torn moldy box.

    The Memory Palace

  • I reach up and touch the objects on our dresser—an old teddy bear, a stuffed horse, and a plastic palomino I call Pony.

    The Memory Palace

  • Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal Ms. Dowdle, center, the real-estate agent, riding her palomino pony named Biscuit during a house-hunting expedition with friend and client Peter Hauspurg, right, chief executive of real-estate investment firm Eastern Consolidated.

    Homes by Horseback

  • On a recent Sunday afternoon, she saddled her palomino pony, Biscuit, for a house-hunting expedition with friend and client Peter Hauspurg , chief executive of real-estate investment firm Eastern Consolidated.

    Saddling Up to See Where the Wealthy Live

  • DB: A stormy night on the Ides of March, 2009...we took the engine out of a '74 Harley Davidson and pushed it into the ribcage of a dying palomino.

    Mike Ragogna: Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, Mayhem and Beyond: Chatting with Imelda May, Trevor Hall and Motopony

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