duroc

noun, often capitalized
du·roc | \ˈdu̇r-ˌäk 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, dyu̇-\

Definition of Duroc (Entry 2 of 2)

Géraud-Christophe-Michel 1772–1813 Duc de Frioul \frē-ˈül \ 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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