1. (Science: ethnology) a member of one of the german tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered gaul, and established the kingdom of France.
2. A native or inhabitant of western Europe; a European; a term used in the Levant.
3. A french coin. See franc.
Origin: cf. F. Franc. See frank.
(Science: zoology) The common heron; so called from its note.