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La. La Rochelle.
a female given name: from a French word meaning “small rock.”.
a seaport in and the capital of Charente Maritime, in W France; besieged while a Huguenot stronghold 1627–29.
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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