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also Du·roc  (do͝or′ŏk′, dyo͝or′-)
Any of a breed of red swine developed during the 1800s in the United States.

[After Duroc, a horse owned by the developer of the breed.]
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(Breeds) an American breed of red lard pig
[C19: from Duroc, name of a stallion owned by the man who developed this breed]
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(ˈdʊər ɒk, ˈdyʊər-)

one of an American breed of hardy red hogs having drooping ears. (ˈdʊər ɒkˈdʒɜr zi, ˈdyʊər-)
[1880–85, Amer.; allegedly from the name of a horse owned by the breeder]
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Duroc said that Napoleon would receive the Russian general before going for his ride.
That is why those who accompanied him, and even his especial friends, used to drop like nuts: Duroc, Bessieres, Lannes-- men as strong as bars of steel, which he cast into shape for his own ends.
According to Duroc, the acquisition of the Cotting Group will increase total group revenues by approximately 25%, as well as establishing Duroc in an industry with a fragmented structure and good conditions for growth, both organically and through continued acquisitions.
It is a synthetic terminal boar established from a genetic combination of 62.5% Duroc and 37.5% Pietrain breeds.
Duroc engages in the design, mould, and manufacture of stamping tools in the plastic-processing and metal-working industries.
The selected animals in the 5th generation of Pietrain x Native were crossed with the 5th generation of the Duroc x Meishan crosses.
We were to learn about jamon Serrano, specifically hams made from white pigs of the Duroc variety.
Se utilizaron 20 cerdas nuliparas de raza Duroc alimentadas apropiadamente durante sus fases de crecimiento, desarrollo y reproduccion, ademas de estar sujetas a un programa sanitario que garantizo su desempeno reproductivo optimo.
In a common commercial breeding scheme Duroc boars are mated to Mangalica sows, thus the production of the crossbred progenies can be increased while maintaining superior meat quality and marbled pork.
The Smithfield, Va.-based producer sources the PRIME products from market hogs sired by a proprietary Duroc line; segregating the product from the general population during the processing.
Napoleon himself provided the model for this: his close friendships with Marshal Lannes, General Duroc, and General Junot were widely known, while, among the ranks, the memoirs of his junior officers and foot soldiers "express how fraternity and friendship took on a new and more intimate significance on the battlefield," especially among those who survived the deadly campaign in Russia (67).