from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the royalist insurgents in western France (Brittany, etc.), during and after the French revolution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a body of insurgent royalists of Brittany and the west of France, consisting almost entirely of peasants, who rose in 1792 against the French republic, and carried on a guerrilla warfare of great bitterness.
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