[ land-reys, lahnd-rah-suh ]
/ ˈlænd reɪs, ˈlɑnd rɑ sə /


one of several widely distributed strains of large, white, lop-eared swine of northern European origin.

Origin of Landrace

1930–35; < Danish: literally, country breed, equivalent to land country, land + race breed, stock (< E or French; see race2) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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