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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sole  \Sole\,  n.  [F.  sole,  L.  solea;  --  so  named  from  its  flat 
  shape.  See  {Sole}  of  the  foot.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  one  of  several  species  of  flatfishes  of  the  genus 
  {Solea}  and  allied  genera  of  the  family  {Soleid[ae]}, 
  especially  the  common  European  species  ({Solea 
  vulgaris}),  which  is  a  valuable  food  fish. 
  b  Any  one  of  several  American  flounders  somewhat  resembling 
  the  true  sole  in  form  or  quality,  as  the  California  sole 
  ({Lepidopsetta  bilineata}),  the  long-finned  sole 
  ({Glyptocephalus  zachirus}),  and  other  species. 
 
  {Lemon},  or  {French},  {sole}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  European  species 
  of  sole  ({Solea  pegusa}). 
 
  {Smooth  sole}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  megrim. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  French  \French\  (fr[e^]nch),  a.  [AS.  frencisc  LL  franciscus 
  from  L.  Francus  a  Frank:  cf  OF  franceis,  franchois 
  fran[,c]ois,  F.  fran[,c]ais.  See  {Frank},  a.,  and  cf 
  {Frankish}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  France  or  its  inhabitants. 
 
  {French  bean}  (Bot.),  the  common  kidney  bean  ({Phaseolus 
  vulgaris}). 
 
  {French  berry}  (Bot.),  the  berry  of  a  species  of  buckthorn 
  ({Rhamnus  catharticus}),  which  affords  a  saffron,  green  or 
  purple  pigment. 
 
  {French  casement}  (Arch.)  See  {French  window},  under 
  {Window}. 
 
  {French  chalk}  (Min.),  a  variety  of  granular  talc;  --  used 
  for  drawing  lines  on  cloth,  etc  See  under  {Chalk}. 
 
  {French  cowslip}  (Bot.)  The  {Primula  Auricula}.  See 
  {Bear's-ear}. 
 
  {French  fake}  (Naut.),  a  mode  of  coiling  a  rope  by  running  it 
  backward  and  forward  in  parallel  bends,  so  that  it  may  run 
  freely. 
 
  {French  honeysuckle}  (Bot.)  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Hedysarum} 
  ({H.  coronarium});  --  called  also  {garland  honeysuckle}. 
 
 
  {French  horn},  a  metallic  wind  instrument,  consisting  of  a 
  long  tube  twisted  into  circular  folds  and  gradually 
  expanding  from  the  mouthpiece  to  the  end  at  which  the 
  sound  issues;  --  called  in  France  {cor  de  chasse}. 
 
  {French  leave},  an  informal,  hasty,  or  secret  departure; 
  esp.,  the  leaving  a  place  without  paying  one's  debts. 
 
  {French  pie}  [French  (here  used  in  sense  of  ``foreign'')  + 
  pie  a  magpie  (in  allusion  to  its  black  and  white  color)] 
  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  great  spotted  woodpecker 
  ({Dryobstes  major});  --  called  also  {wood  pie}. 
 
  {French  polish}. 
  a  A  preparation  for  the  surface  of  woodwork,  consisting  of 
  gums  dissolved  in  alcohol,  either  shellac  alone,  or 
  shellac  with  other  gums  added. 
  b  The  glossy  surface  produced  by  the  application  of  the 
  above. 
 
  {French  purple},  a  dyestuff  obtained  from  lichens  and  used 
  for  coloring  woolen  and  silken  fabrics,  without  the  aid  of 
  mordants.  --Ure. 
 
  {French  red}  rouge. 
 
  {French  rice},  amelcorn. 
 
  {French  roof}  (Arch.),  a  modified  form  of  mansard  roof  having 
  a  nearly  flat  deck  for  the  upper  slope. 
 
  {French  tub},  a  dyer's  mixture  of  protochloride  of  tin  and 
  logwood;  --  called  also  {plum  tub}.  --Ure. 
 
  {French  window}.  See  under  {Window}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  French  \French\,  n. 
  1.  The  language  spoken  in  France. 
 
  2.  Collectively,  the  people  of  France. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  French 
  adj  :  of  or  pertaining  to  France  or  the  people  of  France;  "French 
  cooking";  "a  gallic  shrug"  [syn:  {French},  {Gallic}] 
  n  1:  the  Romance  language  spoken  in  France  and  in  countries 
  colonized  by  France  [syn:  {French}] 
  2:  the  people  of  France  [syn:  {French},  {French  people},  {the 
  French}] 




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