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Percheron Syllabification: Per·che·ron
Pronunciation: /ˈpərSHəˌrän/ /ˈpərCHə-/

Definition of Percheron in English:


A powerful draft horse of a gray or black breed, originally from France.
Example sentences
  • I've also always loved those gigantic draft horses, like percherons and clydesdales and whatnot.
  • His percherons competed beautifully in all their classes and took home a handful of ribbons.
  • First, he is arrested for the murder of the actress, the percheron having been found tethered outside her apartment building.


Late 19th century: from French, originally bred in le Perche, the name of a district of northern France.

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