parish at the mouth of the Mississippi in Louisiana, U.S., from Louisiana French, literally "persimmon" (18c.), probably from Miami/Illinois (Algonquian) piakimina.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for plaquemines

Contemporary Examples of plaquemines

  • News from officials in Plaquemines Parish indicated the capsule had been sighted and that the 11 workers were “safe and sound.”

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    The BP Oil Spill Killed My Father

    Rick Outzen

    April 19, 2011

  • Sheila Ratiff of Plaquemines Parish told me about her cousin who called her in tears.

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    Track the Oil Leak!

    The Daily Beast

    May 7, 2010