[ land-reys ]
/ ˈlændˌreɪs /
an animal breed or plant cultivar that, isolated from other populations of its species, has adapted to its local environment, especially by purposeful means of breeding and agriculture: landraces of rice from Sri Lanka; a Turkish dog that is a beautiful landrace.
(usually initial capital letter) any of several widely distributed strains of large, white, lop-eared swine of Danish origin.
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British Dictionary definitions for landrace
/ (ˈlændˌreɪs) /
mainly British a white very long-bodied lop-eared breed of pork pig
a breed of Finnish sheep known for multiple births
botany an ancient or primitive cultivated variety of a crop plant
Word Origin for landrace
from Danish, literally: land race
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