Percheron

noun Per·che·ron \ ˈpər-chə-ˌrän , -shə- \

Definition of Percheron

: any of a breed of powerful rugged draft horses that originated in the Perche region of France

Illustration of percheron

illustration of percheron

Origin and Etymology of percheron

French


Learn More about percheron


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Percheron? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

changing quickly and often

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!