Drag`on*nade"(drg`n*nd"), n. [F., fr. dragon dragoon, because Louis XIV., in persecuting the Protestants of his kingdom, quartered dragoons upon them.] The severe persecution of French Protestants under Louis XIV., by an armed force, usually of dragoons; hence, a rapid and devastating incursion; dragoonade.
He learnt it as he watched the dragonnades, the tortures, the massacres of the Netherlands.C. Kingsley.
Drag"on's tail}. See Dragon's blood, Dragon's head, etc., under Dragon.
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