What does the word merino mean?

Usage examples for merino

  1. When interviewed in his private consulting- room, he presents himself in a black merino dressing- gown girt about with a red cord, in red slippers, a red flannel waistcoat, a red skull- cap. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  2. She was rather strangely dressed, Molly thought, in a red merino with a high white linen collar and a black satin tie, and she looked at Molly and Judy in their pretty evening gowns with evident disapproval. – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed