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A small, hardy wild horse of the North American plains, descended from horses brought to America by Spanish explorers and European settlers.
[American Spanish mesteño, mestengo, stray animal, from Old Spanish, from mesta, association of livestock owners, from Medieval Latin (animālia) mixta, assorted (animals), from Latin, neuter pl. past participle of miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Breeds) a small breed of horse, often wild or half wild, found in the southwestern US
[C19: from Mexican Spanish mestengo, from mesta a group of stray animals]
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a small, hardy horse of the American plains, descended from Spanish stock.
[1800–10, Amer.; < Sp mestengo stray beast: pertaining to a mixed lot of beasts]
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|Noun||1.||mustang - small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish|
pony - a range horse of the western United States
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mustang[ˈmʌstæŋ] n → mustang m
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n → Mustang m
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