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Our dear "viking brothers" on their islands love stealing French words and changing their first definition. "Chasse-maree" belongs to that category. "Chasse-marée" in French means first and before all, because of the date of the first use of that word, a 'wholesale fishmonger' whose "job" was to move the quickest possible right from the Middle Ages (and later on) the fish from the discharging ports to Les Halles de Paris, in the first arrondissement...

To learn more about these people read our Article Caudebec-en-Caux, the pearl of the val de seine.

You can also visit the Wikipedia pages which detail these two functions in more detail : the sailing ship or the wholesale fish merchant.

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Synonyms: chasse-maree