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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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The readers of the Hosannah will re- gret to learn that the hadndsome and popular Sir Charolais of Gaul, who dur- ing his four weeks' stay at the Bull and Halibut, this city, has won every heart by his polished manners and elegant conversation, will pull out to-day for home.
Charolais sold to PS1095 from Messrs Glendinning, Newfield, Dumfries.
A NORTHUMBERLAND breeder has been appointed as the new chairman of The British Charolais Cattle Society.
STRONG CALVES - Just 2 Charolais calves from OTW Chandler & Co, 5 month Charolais heifer PS540 and PS500 for a 4 month Charolais bull.
PRICES topped 7,200 guineas for a Charolais bull at the weekend's Balmoral Bull Sales.
RECORDS were smashed at Stirling yesterday when Charolais bull Vexour Garth sold for 100,000gns.
CRICCIETH farmer Wil Owen, will host more than 200 international delegates next week, as part of the World Charolais Congress' three-day Welsh tour.
Cracker is a Charolais bull, owned by farmer Fred Andrews.
The 41-year-old, of Stirling, has won three breeding crowns with his magnificent Charolais cattle and says champions can fetch pounds 30,000 a time.
He has trampled these fields at Kilsby in Warwickshire since he was a young boy and has watched his grandfather and father raise generations of Charolais cattle here.
She is a Charolais cow and is the biggest Jane has come across in her 14 years with the breed.
THE British Charolais Cattle Society has renewed contacts with the Brazilian market after five years.