Cha·​ro·​lais ˌsher-ə-ˈlā How to pronounce Charolais (audio)
: any of a breed of large white cattle developed in France and used primarily for beef and crossbreeding

Examples of Charolais in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to an arson fire at a single-wide mobile home on Chez Charolais Road in Salisbury around 1 a.m. on Friday, May 10. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 14 May 2024 In this instance, the 30-pound calf’s distinct coloring is likely the result of Charolais cattle and bison crossbreeding. Camille Fine, USA TODAY, 1 June 2023

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Word History


Charolais, district in eastern France

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Charolais was in 1853

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“Charolais.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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