duroc

noun

du·​roc ˈdu̇r-ˌäk How to pronounce duroc (audio)
 also  ˈdyu̇r-
often capitalized
: any of a breed of large vigorous red American hogs

Word History

Etymology

Duroc, 19th century American stallion

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duroc was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Duroc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duroc. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Duroc

biographical name

Du·​roc du̇-ˈräk How to pronounce Duroc (audio)
dyu̇-
Géraud-Christophe-Michel 1772–1813 Duc de Frioul frē-ˈül How to pronounce Duroc (audio) French general under Napoléon

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