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Percheron

[pur-chuh-ron, -shuh-] /ˈpɜr tʃəˌrɒn, -ʃə-/
noun
1.
one of a French breed of draft horses, having a gray or black coat.
Also called Percheron Norman.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French; named after Perche, French district where first bred
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British Dictionary definitions for percheron nor-man

Percheron

/ˈpɜːʃəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
a compact heavy breed of carthorse, grey or black in colour
Word Origin
C19: from French, from le Perche, region of NW France where the breed originated
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Word Origin and History for percheron nor-man

Percheron

n.

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

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