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chenier

or chê·nière

[shin-uh-ree]
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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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Examples from the Web for cheniere

Historical Examples

  • Wasn't it enough to think of going to the Cheniere and waking you up?

    The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

    Kate Chopin

  • A few, who intended to go over to the Cheniere for mass, were moving about.

  • A good many persons of the pension had gone over to the Cheniere Caminada in Beaudelet's lugger to hear mass.

  • Leonce had been very uneasy at first, Madame Ratignolle said, and had wanted to start at once for the Cheniere.

  • But twice in her life she had left the Cheniere Caminada, and then for the briefest span.


British Dictionary definitions for cheniere

Chénier

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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