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Percheron

[ pur-chuh-ron, -shuh- ]
/ ˈpɜr tʃəˌrɒn, -ʃə- /
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noun

one of a French breed of draft horses, having a gray or black coat.

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Also called Percheron Norman.

Origin of Percheron

1870–75; <French; named after Perche, French district where first bred
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British Dictionary definitions for Percheron

Percheron
/ (ˈpɜːʃəˌrɒn) /

noun

a compact heavy breed of carthorse, grey or black in colour

Word Origin for Percheron

C19: from French, from le Perche, region of NW France where the breed originated
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