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

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


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


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


(ˈræm bʊˌleɪ, -buˈyeɪ)

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
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