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Definition of Huguenot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Huguenot

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a French Protestant in the 16th and 17th centuries. After 1685 the Huguenots were attacked by the Catholic majority. Thousands left France for other countries, including Britain and the US, where many became very successful, especially in the silver and textile (= cloth) industries.