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Pronunciation: (frangk; Fr. frän), [key]
n.,
pl. francsPronunciation: (frangks; Fr. frän). [key]

1. an aluminum or nickel coin and monetary unit of France, equal to 100 centimes. Abbr.: F., f., Fr, fr.
2. any of the monetary units of various other nations and territories, as Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Martinique, Senegal, Switzerland, and Tahiti, equal to 100 centimes.
3. a former silver coin of France, first issued under Henry III.
4. a former monetary unit of Algeria, Guinea, and Morocco.

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