Lipizzan

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Lip·iz·zan

also Lip·pi·zan  (lĭp′ĭt-sän′, -ə-zən) or Lip·iz·zan·er or Lip·pi·zan·er (lĭp′ĭt-sä′nər, -ə-zä′nər)
n.
Any of a breed of sturdy, compact horses developed from Spanish, Italian, Danish, and Arab stock that are born black or dark brown and gradually turn white by the time they are five to ten years old.

[German Lippizaner, after Lippiza, town near Trieste where the breed was developed.]
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Noun1.Lipizzan - a compact and sturdy saddle horse that is bred and trained in ViennaLipizzan - a compact and sturdy saddle horse that is bred and trained in Vienna; smart and docile and excellent for dressage; "a Lippizan is black or brown when born but turns white by the time it is five years old"
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
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