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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A breed of saddle horse developed in northwest North America, characteristically having a spotted rump.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a hardy breed of horse developed in western North America and characteristically having a spotted rump.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hardy breed of saddle horse developed in western North America and characteristically having a spotted rump

Etymologies

Perhaps from alteration of Opelousas, city of southern Louisiana.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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