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Belgian Blue

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Definition of Belgian Blue in English:

noun

A heavily muscled animal of a breed of cattle kept for its meat.
Example sentences
  • Placed at reserve was Geoff Mellin, a retail butcher at Nelson, Lancashire, who keeps 15 Belgian Blues and Limousin breeding cattle for producing beef for sale in the shop.
  • Gabriel, a worker on the farm, said that the cows were ‘keeping well’ and boasted that their star cattle, the Belgian Blues, would soon be on show at Kilkenny, Tullamore, Waterford and Piltown Agricultural Shows.
  • The judge at the show was Kilkeel farmer, Jim Sloan who has bred Belgian Blues for 15 years.

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