Pronunciation: (frang'kō; Sp. fräng'kô), [key]
Francisco, (Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco-Bahamonde) (“El Caudillo”), 1892–1975, Spanish military leader and dictator: chief of state 1939–47; regent of the kingdom of Spain 1947–75.
a combining form representing French or France: Francophile; Franco-Prussian.
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