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Rochelle

[French raw-shel for 1; roh-shel, ruh- for 2] /French rɔˈʃɛl for 1; roʊˈʃɛl, rə- for 2/
noun
1.
2.
a female given name: from a French word meaning “small rock.”.

La Rochelle

[la raw-shel] /la rɔˈʃɛl/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Charente Maritime, in W France; besieged while a Huguenot stronghold 1627–29.
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La Rochelle

/French la rɔʃɛl/
noun
1.
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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