Poland China


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Poland China

n.
Any of a breed of large black-and-white swine developed in the United States.

[Probably so called because it was developed from Big China swine (a breed of swine ultimately of Chinese origin) in the 1800s by the Shakers, and the first non-Shaker allowed to acquire swine of the breed was a farmer who had emigrated from Poland to Ohio.]
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