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A powerful draught horse of a grey or black breed, originally from France.
- ‘First, he is arrested for the murder of the actress, the percheron having been found tethered outside her apartment building.’
- ‘His percherons competed beautifully in all their classes and took home a handful of ribbons.’
- ‘I've also always loved those gigantic draft horses, like percherons and clydesdales and whatnot.’
Late 19th century: from French, originally bred in le Perche, the name of a district of northern France.
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