bastide

noun
bas·​tide | \ (ˈ)ba-¦stēd \
plural -s

Definition of bastide

1 : a village or town in medieval France built especially for defense and usually laid out according to a definite geometric plan
2 : a small country house in the south of France

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History and Etymology for bastide

Middle French, from Old Provençal bastida

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“Bastide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bastide. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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