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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Definition for la rochelle (2 of 3)

Rochelle
[ French raw-shel for 1; roh-shel, ruh- for 2 ]
/ French rɔˈʃɛl for 1; roʊˈʃɛl, rə- for 2 /

noun

a female given name: from a French word meaning “small rock.”

Definition for la rochelle (3 of 3)

Charente-Maritime
[ sha-rahnt-ma-ree-teem ]
/ ʃa rɑ̃t ma riˈtim /

noun

a department in W France. 2792 sq. mi. (7230 sq. km). Capital: La Rochelle.
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British Dictionary definitions for la rochelle (1 of 2)

Charente-Maritime
/ (French ʃarɑ̃tmaritim) /

noun

a department of W France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: La Rochelle. Pop: 576 855 (2003 est). Area: 7232 sq km (2820 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for la rochelle (2 of 2)

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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