[doo r-ok, dyoo r-]
- one of an American breed of hardy red hogs having drooping ears.
Origin of Duroc
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; named after a horse owned by breeder
Also called Du·roc-Jer·sey [doo r-ok-jur-zee, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər ɒkˈdʒɜr zi, ˈdyʊər-/.
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Examples from the Web for duroc
There he met two other tough ones like himself,—Duroc and Junot.The Boy Life of Napoleon
Duroc and Hortense love each other, and they shall be married.Hortense, Makers of History Series
John S. C. Abbott
I know the handwriting; it is that of my old comrade, Duroc.
When the Emperor received his wound he was talking with Duroc.Military Career of Napoleon the Great
Montgomery B. Gibbs
This projected marriage with Duroc, leaves me without any support.
- an American breed of red lard pig
C19: from Duroc, name of a stallion owned by the man who developed this breed
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