A region of central France west of the Auvergne mountains.
Former province and modern region of central France; area 16,900 sq km/6,544 sq mi; It consists of the départements of Corréze, Creuse, and Haute-Vienne. The chief town is Limoges. A thinly populated and largely infertile region, it is crossed by the mountains of the Massif Central. Fruit and vegetables are produced in the more fertile lowlands. Kaolin is mined.
Any of a French breed of medium-sized yellowish-red cattle bred especially for meat