percheron norman


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

1870–75; < French; named after Perche, French district where first bred Unabridged
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Percheron (ˈpɜːʃəˌrɒn)
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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Word Origin & History

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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