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Topic: NATURE

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: palissade, from Latin palus; PALE3

palisade

noun
     
pal‧i‧sade [countable]
1DHPM a strong fence made of pointed posts
2 also palisades American EnglishDNSG a line of high straight cliffs, especially beside water
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