bourgade

noun
bour·​gade | \ bu̇rˈgäd \
plural -s

Definition of bourgade

: a village of scattered dwellings : an unfortified town

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History and Etymology for bourgade

French, probably from Old Provençal borgada village, suburb, from borc fortified place, from Latin burgus

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“Bourgade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bourgade. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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