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

one of a French breed of draft horses, having a gray or black coat.
a compact heavy breed of carthorse, grey or black in colour

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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