French /ˈfrɛnʧ/ 名詞
French prop. a. 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 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. --Ure.
French red rouge.
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. --Ure.
French window. See under Window.
French, prop. n.
1. The language spoken in France.
2. Collectively, the people of France.
adj : of or pertaining to France or the people of France; "French
cooking"; "a gallic shrug" [syn: Gallic]
n 1: the Romance language spoken in France and in countries
colonized by France
2: the people of France [syn: French people]
3: United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure
of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington
D.C. (1850-1931) [syn: Daniel Chester French]