Camisard

Camisard

[kam-uh-zahrd, kam-uh-zahrd; French ka-mee-zar]
noun
any French Protestant, living in the region of the Cévennes Mountains, who carried on a revolt against Louis XIV in the early part of the 18th century.

Origin:
1695–1705; < French, equivalent to camis- (< Provençal camisa shirt; see chemise) + -ard -ard

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