Definitions

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

  • n. A large red hog of a breed developed during the 19th century in the United States. Also called Duroc-Jersey.

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  • n. A pig of a reddish breed developed in North America.

Etymologies

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

After Duroc, a horse owned by the developer of the breed.

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Early 19th Century, from the name of a stallion said to have been bought by the breeder, Isaac Frinck, on the same day as the pigs from which he developed the breed.

Examples

  • "duroc" meant in the description of the pork chop, our server said cheerfully, "Good question, let me investigate."

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  • The hands of the guy we were meeting with probably smelled like pulled duroc pork after we shook them.

    Big Girls, Small Kitchen: A Better Bahn Mi

  • Around midday I had a remarkable Cuban pork sandwich, made of dense and vinegary stewed duroc pig, at the People's Pig, one of Portland's innumerable trucks.

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  • Her supervised agricultural experience program involved her raising and owning duroc, hampshire and cross-bred market and breeding swine.

    The Herald-Mail Online

  • duroc” meant in the description of the pork chop, our server said cheerfully, “Good question, let me investigate.”

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

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