chenier

or chê·nière

[ shin-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃɪn ə ri /

noun

a hummock in a marshy region, with stands of evergreen oaks.

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Origin of chenier

<Louisiana French, equivalent to French chêne oak + -ier-ier2

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Chénier
[ shey-nyey ]
/ ʃeɪˈnyeɪ /

noun

An·dré Ma·rie de [ahn-drey ma-ree duh], /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ maˈri də/, 1762–94, French poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for chenier

Chénier
/ (French ʃenje) /

noun

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
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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