from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of palomino.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There were Appaloosas, a mix of copper-colored chestnuts, reddish bays, and a couple of golden palominos.

    Kings of Colorado

  • Somehow, when we ride great bejeweled palominos racing musically, we soar above the din of confusion and hatred swirling through concrete jungles, suburban boredom and rural pastures, alike.

    Jack Schimmelman: Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Summer)

  • Between them ran mustangs of every color, dun and bay and blue roan, pintos and palominos, chestnuts, blacks, pale horses that no cowboy would ever ride, because everyone knew that pale horses attracted lightning.

    Come Again No More

  • Mexican peons and parade prima donna hidalgos mounted on palominos of pale aspect.

    Silver Zombie

  • But ten is not old for a horse, and it's not unusual for a horse to remain unadopted on the third try - there are barely enough adopters to take in the thousands of available horses (but props to those who do, including the US Marine Corps Color Guard, which trains palominos from the Nevada range for parade duty - naming some after famous battles, including Montezuma Willy and Peking).

    Deanne Stillman: George Bush Is No Richard Nixon: Defrocked, Late Prez Tried to Save Wild Horses

  • Her act involved holding the reins of 16 palominos hitched in eight ranks of two each, while standing atop the rear two and galloping around the big top at breakneck speed.

    A 'Blond Bombshell' of the Circus

  • As the gigantic black shape skimmed over the treetops of the Forbidden Forest and the lights shining from the castle windows hit it, they saw a gigantic, powderblue, horse-drawn carriage, the size of a large house, soaring toward them, pulled through the air by a dozen winged horses, all palominos, and each the size of an elephant.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • They were going to double the herd and breed palominos.

    Half Broke Horses

  • Eight magnificent horses, all large palominos, trotted at the head of the vehicle, their white manes and long fetlocks smoothly combed.

    The Kinslayer Wars

  • While bay, chestnut, brown, roan, and gray remain the breed's standard colors, fanciers of unusually colored Thoroughbreds can now find paints, buckskins, cremellos, palominos, and whites to round out the equine palette.

    Thoroughbred News |


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.