La Rochelle

[ la raw-shel ]
/ la rɔˈʃɛl /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of Charente Maritime, in W France; besieged while a Huguenot stronghold 1627–29.

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British Dictionary definitions for La Rochelle

La Rochelle
/ (French la rɔʃɛl) /

noun

a port in W France, on the Bay of Biscay: a Huguenot stronghold until its submission through famine to Richelieu's forces after a long siege (1627–28). Pop: 76 584 (1999)
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