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Ram·bouil·let

 (răm′bo͝o-lā, räm′bo͞o-yā′)
n.
Any of a breed of merino sheep of French origin, raised for wool and meat.

[After Rambouillet, a town of north-central France.]

Rambouillet

(French rɑ̃bujɛ)
n
(Placename) a town in N France, in the Yvelines department: site of the summer residence of French presidents. Pop: 26 454 (2006)

Rambouillet

(ˈrɒmbʊˌjeɪ; ˈræmbʊˌleɪ) (French rɑ̃bujɛ)
n
(Breeds) a fine-woolled merino-like breed of sheep
[C19: from Rambouillet1]

Ram•bouil•let

(ˈræm bʊˌleɪ, -buˈyeɪ)

n.
one of a breed of hardy sheep, developed from the Merino, raised for wool and meat.
[1905–10; after Rambouillet, town and forest in N France, its source]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rambouillet - hardy sheep developed from the merino producing both good mutton and fine woolRambouillet - hardy sheep developed from the merino producing both good mutton and fine wool
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
References in classic literature ?
The other day at Rambouillet, whenever I had a hare at the end of my gun I would think of her cruel words and my eyes would run full of tears.
Your Rambouillet is in full conclave," he said, looking round at all the party; "the graces and the muses.
That must be the comtesse; but, no, the comtesse is gone to Rambouillet for three days.