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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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That must be the comtesse; but, no, the comtesse is gone to Rambouillet for three days.
The other day at Rambouillet, whenever I had a hare at the end of my gun I would think of her cruel words and my eyes would run full of tears.
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The announcement was made after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met his French counterpart, Francois Fillon, at the Chateau de Rambouillet.
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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.
Before executives and the middle class, she dangled the carrot of joining Europe--offering for instance at the Rambouillet negotiations full normalization in exchange for the right to send a peacekeeping force into Kosovo, after she approved a plan to bolster Milosevic's opposition--an offer he ultimately rejected.
Both Dorper and Rambouillet have evolved under extensively dry conditions, while Dorset and Katahdin have been bred in more favorable environments.
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