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Duroc

[ door-ok, dyoor- ]
/ ˈdʊər ɒk, ˈdyʊər- /
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noun

one of an American breed of hardy red hogs having drooping ears.

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Also called Du·roc-Jer·sey [door-ok-jur-zee, dyoor-]. /ˈdʊər ɒkˈdʒɜr zi, ˈdyʊər-/.

Origin of Duroc

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; named after a horse owned by breeder
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British Dictionary definitions for Duroc

Duroc
/ (ˈdjʊərɒk) /

noun

an American breed of red lard pig

Word Origin for Duroc

C19: from Duroc, name of a stallion owned by the man who developed this breed
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