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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 norman

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 norman

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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