La·​combe | \ ləˈkōm \

Definition of Lacombe

1 : a breed of white bacon-type swine developed in Canada from Landrace, Chester White, and Berkshire stock
2 or lacombe Lacombes plural or lacombes : a swine of the Lacombe breed

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History and Etymology for Lacombe

from Lacombe Experiment Station, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, where the breed was developed

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“Lacombe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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