percheron nor-man

Percheron

[pur-chuh-ron, -shuh-]
noun
one of a French breed of draft horses, having a gray or black coat.
Also called Percheron Norman.


Origin:
1870–75; < French; named after Perche, French district where first bred

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Percheron (ˈpɜːʃəˌrɒn)
 
n
a compact heavy breed of carthorse, grey or black in colour
 
[C19: from French, from le Perche, region of NW France where the breed originated]

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Percheron
1875, from Fr., adj. formed from le Perche, region south of Normandy where the horses were bred that were strong, light, and fast.
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