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or chê·nière

  1. 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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Historical Examples of cheniere

  • 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


  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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