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Duroc

[doo r-ok, dyoo r-]
noun
  1. one of an American breed of hardy red hogs having drooping ears.
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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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Duroc

noun
  1. an American breed of red lard pig
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Word Origin for Duroc

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