Charolais

noun
Cha·​ro·​lais | \ ˌsher-ə-ˈlā How to pronounce Charolais (audio) , ˌsha-rə-\

Definition of Charolais

: any of a breed of large white cattle developed in France and used primarily for beef and crossbreeding

First Known Use of Charolais

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Charolais

Charolais, district in eastern France

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The first known use of Charolais was in 1893

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