• noun a relatively hardy French breed of beef cattle, developed on the uplands around Limoges in central France. The cattle are red, with large bodies. Limousin bulls are used on dairy cattle producing a good crossbred calf.
  • abbreviationLim


  • a region in the south of France, near the town of Limoges, that grows the oak used in many wine barrels. This oak has a more open grain than other oak woods which may allow the oak flavour to be extracted quickly.