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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.