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[land-reys, lahnd-rah-suh]
  1. one of several widely distributed strains of large, white, lop-eared swine of northern European origin.
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Origin of Landrace

1930–35; < Danish: literally, country breed, equivalent to land country, land + race breed, stock (< E or French; see race2)
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British Dictionary definitions for landrace


  1. mainly British a white very long-bodied lop-eared breed of pork pig
  2. a breed of Finnish sheep known for multiple births
  3. botany an ancient or primitive cultivated variety of a crop plant
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Word Origin for landrace

from Danish, literally: land race
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