duroc

noun, often capitalized
du·​roc | \ ˈdu̇r-ˌäk How to pronounce duroc (audio) also ˈdyu̇r- \

Definition of duroc

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of a breed of large vigorous red American hogs

Duroc

biographical name
Du·​roc | \ du̇-ˈräk How to pronounce Duroc (audio) , dyu̇- \

Definition of Duroc (Entry 2 of 2)

Géraud-Christophe-Michel 1772–1813 Duc de Frioul \ frē-​ˈül How to pronounce Duroc (audio) \ French general under Napoléon

First Known Use of duroc

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duroc

Noun

Duroc, 19th century American stallion

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“Duroc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duroc. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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