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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.
He said: "Charolais breeders are listening to their customers - suckler producers, and are actively using Breedplan performance recording data to carefully select the next generation resulting in Charolais being the sole breed among the other major beef breeds that has bucked the trend and is demonstrating an improvement in both calving ease direct and growth rate.
THE British Charolais Cattle Society - the first Continental beef breed society to be established in the UK - is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this month.
MENTRO dros y mor fydd Dai Jones, Llanilar a thim Cefn Gwlad yr wythnos hon wrth iddyn nhw fynd ar drywydd gwartheg Charolais Ffrainc.
A total of 33 pedigree British Charolais cows and heifers, both served and suckling with a total of 27 calves, plus nine in-calf heifers, are to be sold at Borderway Mart in Carlisle as part of the British Charolais Society's 36th Spring Show and Sale on May 8 and 9.
All suckler producers from Holyhead to Haverfordwest using a registered Charolais sire will be eligible to enter the competition that has been launched by the Welsh Charolais Region and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales.
Yr wythnos hon bydd Dai Jones, Llanilar yn mentro dros y Sianel er mwyn ymweld a Sioe Genedlaethol y Gwartheg Charolais ym Magny Cours, Ffrainc.
ANORTH East farmer has been elected chairman of the British Charolais Cattle Society's Council of Management.
WELSH Charolais breeder Dai Lewis has been elected president of Charolais International, the breed's umbrella organisation of 27 member countries.
On the same night, Dai Jones and the Cefn Gwlad team head across the channel in search of Charolais cattle.
Top price Charolais x steer was PS1410 and PS1400 (twice) shown by John Walton, Keepwick.
SWANSEA farmers Alun and Wendy Jacob, of Craig Cefn Parc, Swansea, have been named as the first winner of the Welsh Suckler Herd of the Year award, organised by the Welsh Charolais Region and the red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru.