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chenier

or chênière

[shin-uh-ree] /ˈʃɪn ə ri/
noun
1.
a hummock in a marshy region, with stands of evergreen oaks.
Origin of chenier
< Louisiana French, equivalent to French chêne oak + -ier -ier2
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Chénier

/French ʃenje/
noun
1.
André (Marie de) (ɑ̃dre). 1762–94, French poet; his work was influenced by the ancient Greek elegiac poets. He was guillotined during the French Revolution
2.
his brother, Marie-Joseph (Blaise de). 1764–1811, French dramatist and politician. He wrote patriotic songs and historical plays, such as Charles IX (1789)
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