Definition of Charolais in English:

Charolais

Line breaks: Cha|ro¦lais
Pronunciation: /ˈʃarə(ʊ)leɪ
 
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noun (plural same)

  • An animal of a breed of large white beef cattle.
    More example sentences
    • Other Cattle Breeds on show include Herefords, Simmentals, Charolais, Aberdeen Angus, Blonde D' Aquitaine, and Limousin.
    • The Charolais and Simmental cattle on sale on Tuesday were of good quality.
    • The Charolais breed of cattle since their introduction to Ireland in 1964 have made a huge impact on the livestock in this country.

Origin

late 19th century: named after the Monts du Charollais, hills in eastern France where the breed originated.

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