Webster 1913 Edition
franciscus, from L.
Francusa Frank: cf. OF.
françois, F. français. See
, and cf.
Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
the common kidney bean (–
the berry of a species of buckthorn (–
Rhamnus catharticus), which affords a saffron, green or purple pigment.
French window, under
a variety of granular talc; – used for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under–
Primula Auricula. See
a mode of coiling a rope by running it backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run freely.–
a plant of the genus–
H. coronarium); – called also
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.
an informal, hasty, or secret departure; esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.–
French(here used in sense of “foreign”) +
piea magpie (in allusion to its black and white color)]
the European great spotted woodpecker (–
Dryobstes major); – called also
A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or shellac with other gums added.
The glossy surface produced by the application of the above.–
a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of mordants.
a modified form of mansard roof having a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.–
a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and logwood; – called also
The language spoken in France.
Collectively, the people of France.
Webster 1828 Edition
French Chalk, scaly talc, a variety of indurated talc, in masses composed of small scales; its color is pearly white or grayish.