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n. pl. Charolais
1. Any of a breed of large white beef cattle developed in France.
2. A semisoft French cheese made of a blend of cow's milk and goat's milk.

[French, after Charolles, a town in the Burgundy region of eastern France.]


(Breeds) a breed of large white beef cattle that originated in France
[C19: from French: named after Monts du Charollais, E France]


(ˌʃær əˈleɪ)

also Cha•ro•laise


one of a breed of large white or cream-colored beef cattle, orig. of France, often used in crossbreeding.
[1890–95; < French: from the town of Charolles (Saône-et-Loire) and le Charolais its environs]
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Noun1.Charolais - large white or cream-colored breed from France
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
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A small show of pedigree in lamb Charollais and Suffolk females were forward and met a good selling trade.
A smart Charollais ram lamb from GJ & JE Williams, Crai sold to 370gns, with Texel ram lambs from TJ Griffiths-Jones 100-120gns.
West Wales Charollais breeder, Arwyn Thomas, who collected 3,000gns for a ram at last year's main sale, believes the price was as good as he'd get anywhere.
Farmer David Worsfold, 70, who breeds Suffolk and Charollais sheep, had built a 'heat box' in the office to warm new-born lambs.
Bryncir, Fri, Sept 7 Remarks Shows and sales for the North Wales Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association, and the Charollais Sheep Society.
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Dozens of top-quality rams were on offer, including breeds like Texals and Suffolk Charollais.
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In the sheep lines, the day's top honour went to a Charollais breeder who was making his first show appearance after a threeyear absence from the circuit.