- one of a breed of large white or cream-colored beef cattle, originally of France, often used in crossbreeding.
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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There is a grand chain of mountains on the right, called the Charolais.First Impressions on a Tour upon the Continent
During his absence, the Countess of Charolais had died and been buried at Antwerp.
In Dinant this feeling was high, and there was, moreover, a manifestation of special animosity against the Count of Charolais.
In the meanwhile the count of Charolais obtained the surrender of Ponthieu.
The Count of Charolais sat down on two heaps of straw, and had his wound dressed.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
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- a breed of large white beef cattle that originated in France
C19: from French: named after Monts du Charollais, E France
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