Camisard

[ kam-uh-zahrd, kam-uh-zahrd; French ka-mee-zar ]
/ ˈkæm əˌzɑrd, ˌkæm əˈzɑrd; French ka miˈzar /

noun

any French Protestant, living in the region of the Cévennes Mountains, who carried on a revolt against Louis XIV in the early part of the 18th century.

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Origin of Camisard

1695–1705; <French, equivalent to camis- (<Provençal camisa shirt; see chemise) + -ard-ard
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