duroc

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noun, often capitalized du·roc \ ˈdu̇r-ˌäk also ˈdyu̇r- \

Definition of duroc

:any of a breed of large vigorous red American hogs

Origin and Etymology of duroc

Duroc, 19th century American stallion


Duroc

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biographical name Du·roc \ du̇-ˈräk , dyu̇- \

Definition of Duroc

Géraud-Christophe-Michel 1772–1813 Duc de Fri*oul play \frē-ˈül\ French general under Napoléon

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