Richelieu

biographical name
Ri·​che·​lieu | \ ˈri-shə-ˌlü How to pronounce Richelieu (audio) , -shəl-ˌyü; rē-shə-ˈlyœ\

Definition of Richelieu

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Duc de 1585–1642 Armand-Jean du Plessis French cardinal and statesman

Richelieu

geographical name
Rich·​e·​lieu | \ ˈri-shə-ˌlü How to pronounce Richelieu (audio) , rē-shəl-ˈyœ\

Definition of Richelieu (Entry 2 of 2)

river 210 miles (338 kilometers) long in southern Quebec, Canada, flowing north from Lake Champlain to the head of Lake Saint Peter in the Saint Lawrence River

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