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A crop cultivar or animal breed that has been developed through traditional farming practices for many years in a particular locale without influence from modern agricultural science.
land·race 2also Land·race (lănd′rās′, län′rä′sə)
A swine of any of several breeds first developed in Denmark in the 1800s, having a white coat and noted for its large litters.
[Danish : land, country (from Old Norse; see lendh- in Indo-European roots) + race, breed, race (from French; see race1).]
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1. (Breeds) chiefly Brit a white very long-bodied lop-eared breed of pork pig
2. (Breeds) a breed of Finnish sheep known for multiple births
3. (Botany) botany an ancient or primitive cultivated variety of a crop plant
[from Danish, literally: land race]
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