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 (răm′bo͝o-lā, räm′bo͞o-yā′)
Any of a breed of merino sheep of French origin, raised for wool and meat.

[After Rambouillet, a town of north-central France.]


(French rɑ̃bujɛ)
(Placename) a town in N France, in the Yvelines department: site of the summer residence of French presidents. Pop: 26 454 (2006)


(ˈrɒmbʊˌjeɪ; ˈræmbʊˌleɪ) (French rɑ̃bujɛ)
(Breeds) a fine-woolled merino-like breed of sheep
[C19: from Rambouillet1]


(ˈræm bʊˌleɪ, -buˈyeɪ)

one of a breed of hardy sheep, developed from the Merino, raised for wool and meat.
[1905–10; after Rambouillet, town and forest in N France, its source]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rambouillet - hardy sheep developed from the merino producing both good mutton and fine woolRambouillet - hardy sheep developed from the merino producing both good mutton and fine wool
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
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A man who gets invitations to shoot with the President at Rambouillet! I saw him only the other evening; I heard he had been winning immensely at cards; but he looked perfectly wretched, the poor fellow.
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In early 1999, during negotiations with the Serbian government of Slobodan Milosevic at Rambouillet, France, the Clinton administration (with London's support) presented the Serbs with an ultimatum, entitled "Appendix B," that would have permitted NATO troops to occupy Serbia in the supposed interest of ending ethnic conflict in Kosovo.
The bombing didn't impose the conditions of Rambouillet.
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"But taking into account experience at the Rambouillet and Paris peace talks it is so clear that negotiations have to be direct.