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Meaning of DOUCEPERE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Douce"pere`\, n. [F. les douze pairs the twelve peers
of France, renowned in romantic fiction.]
One of the twelve peers of France, companions of Charlemagne
in war. [Written also {douzepere}.] [Obs.]

      Big-looking like a doughty doucepere.    --Spenser.

 

 

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