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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.]
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(Breeds) 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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(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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PRICES topped 7,200 guineas for a Charolais bull at the weekend's Balmoral Bull Sales.
AWELSH-BRED Charolais led the trade in Stirling, Scotland, where bulls met a solid demand driven throughout by the commercial sector at the breed's official spring sale - the best for 30 years.
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.
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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.