par·​rock | \ ˈparək \
plural -s

Definition of parrock

dialectal, British
: a small field : paddock

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History and Etymology for parrock

Middle English parrok, from Old English pearroc fence, enclosure; akin to Middle Dutch parc, perc, parric enclosure, Old High German pfarrih, pferrih; all from a prehistoric West Germanic word borrowed from (assumed) Vulgar Latin parricus enclosure (whence Medieval Latin parricus)

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“Parrock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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