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Percheron (n.)

type of horse, large and stout but relatively free in action, by 1875, from French Percheron, adjective formed from le Perche, region south of Normandy where horses were bred that were strong, light, and fast.

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Definitions of Percheron from WordNet

Percheron (n.)
one of a breed of grey or black draft horses originally used in France to draw heavy coaches or artillery;
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