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Pronunciation: (frans, fräns; Fr. fräns), [key]
1. A•na•tole Pronunciation: (a-na-tôl'), [key] (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844–1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921.
2. a republic in W Europe. 53,000,000; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris.
3. Heraldry.fleurs-de-lis or upon azure: a bordure of France.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

FrançaixFrance Ancient
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