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Charolais

[shar-uh-ley]
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noun
  1. one of a breed of large white or cream-colored beef cattle, originally of France, often used in crossbreeding.
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Also Cha·ro·laise [shar-uh-leyz] /ˌʃær əˈleɪz/.

Origin of Charolais

1890–95; < French charolais (masculine), charolaise (feminine) literally, pertaining to the town of Charolles (Saône-et-Loire) and le Charolais its environs
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Examples from the Web for charolais

Historical Examples

  • There is a grand chain of mountains on the right, called the Charolais.

    First Impressions on a Tour upon the Continent

    Marianne Baillie

  • During his absence, the Countess of Charolais had died and been buried at Antwerp.

    Charles the Bold

    Ruth Putnam

  • In Dinant this feeling was high, and there was, moreover, a manifestation of special animosity against the Count of Charolais.

    Charles the Bold

    Ruth Putnam

  • In the meanwhile the count of Charolais obtained the surrender of Ponthieu.

  • In proportion to the resignation displayed by the king was the joy of the Count of Charolais at seeing himself so near to peace.


British Dictionary definitions for charolais

Charolais

noun
  1. a breed of large white beef cattle that originated in France
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Word Origin

C19: from French: named after Monts du Charollais, E France
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