n. pl. pal·o·mi·nos
A horse with a golden or tan coat and a white or cream-colored mane and tail.
[American Spanish, from Spanish, squab, young pigeon, diminutive of paloma, dove, pigeon (the light coats of palominos being likened to the pale plumage of pigeons), from Vulgar Latin *palumba, alteration of palumbēs, wood pigeon; see pel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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