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A draft horse of a breed developed in France, having a gray or black coat and noted for its strength.
[French, from Perche, a historical region of northwest France.]
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(Breeds) a compact heavy breed of carthorse, grey or black in colour
[C19: from French, from le Perche, region of NW France where the breed originated]
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Per•che•ron(ˈpɜr tʃəˌrɒn, -ʃə-)
one of a French breed of draft horses having a gray or black coat.
[1870–75; < French, after Perche, region of NW France where the horses were first bred]
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A large draft horse that originated in the La Perche region of Southwestern France. It resulted from the crossing of large horses from Norway or Eastern Europe with the Oriental horses of the Turks, Barbs, and Arabs.
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|Noun||1.||Percheron - one of a breed of grey or black draft horses originally used in France to draw heavy coaches or artillery|
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