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[kahn-tal] /kɑ̃ˈtal/
a department in S central France. 2231 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km).
Capital: Aurillac. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A traveller was making his way down towards Vic from the summit of Cantal, accompanied by a guide.

    Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
  • We don't grow anything like corn enough for ourselves in the Cantal,' he said.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • In some of the depths of Brittany, the heart of the Cantal, or the wastes of Lozre, this may be true.

    Rambles in Normandy Francis Miltoun
  • Cantal is situated in the middle of the central plateau of France.

  • Jean Cayrol, a native of Cantal, had been brought up amid the wild mountains of Auvergne.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • Among the least progressive regions, agriculturally speaking, must be pronounced the Cantal.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Much larger farms, he told me, were to be found in the Cantal.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Have the fromager of the Cantal hills and the Caussenard of the Lozrien steppe their legends, folklore, songs?

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • He got the native of Cantal into the Hotel-Dieu, where he took the greatest care of him.

    The Atheist's Mass Honore de Balzac
  • Cantal possesses three of them, Hérault five, Burgundy two—no more, while Dauphiné reckons for itself alone up to fifteen marvels.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for Cantal


/French kɑ̃tal/
a department of S central France, in the Auvergne region. Capital: Aurillac. Pop: 148 359 (2003 est). Area: 5779 sq km (2254 sq miles)
a hard strong cheese made in this area
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