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Definition of French

Pronunciation: frĕnch
prop. a.1.Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
French bean
(Bot.) the common kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).
French berry
(Bot.) the berry of a species of buckthorn (Rhamnus catharticus), which affords a saffron, green or purple pigment.
French casement
(Arch.) See French window, under Window.
French chalk
(Min.) a variety of granular talc; - used for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk.
French cowslip
(Bot.) The Primula Auricula. See Bear's-ear.
French fake
(Naut.) a mode of coiling a rope by running it backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run freely.
French honeysuckle
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Hedysarum (H. coronarium); - called also garland honeysuckle.
French horn
a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the sound issues; - called in France cor de chasse.
French leave
an informal, hasty, or secret departure; esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
French pie
(Zool.) the European great spotted woodpecker (Dryobstes major); - called also wood pie.
French polish
a - A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or shellac with other gums added.
b - The glossy surface produced by the application of the above.
French purple
a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of mordants.
French red
rouge.
- Ure.
French rice
amelcorn.
French roof
(Arch.) a modified form of mansard roof having a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.
French tub
a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and logwood; - called also plum tub.
French window
See under Window.
- Ure.
prop. n.1.The language spoken in France.
2.Collectively, the people of France.

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