a cast-iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with enclosed top, bottom, side, and back, the front being completely open or able to be closed by doors.
any of various fireplaces having a cast-iron top, back, and sides, with some provision for circulating air behind them in order to provide heat.
noun 1. a deciduous tree, Franklinia alatamaha, having large, white, fragrant flowers, one of the rarest trees in the world, once native only to Georgia and now known only in cultivation.
[frangk-lee] /ˈfræŋk li/ adverb 1. in a manner; freely; candidly; openly; plainly: He presented his arguments frankly and objectively. /ˈfræŋklɪ/ adverb 1. (sentence modifier) in truth; to be honest: frankly, I can’t bear him 2. in a frank manner adv. 1530s, from frank (adj.) + -ly (2).
[frahn-kaw] /frɑnˈkɔ/ noun 1. Ivan [ee-vahn] /iˈvɑn/ (Show IPA), 1856–1916, Ukrainian writer.
[frangk-nis] /ˈfræŋk nɪs/ noun 1. plainness of speech; candor; openness. n. 1550s, from frank (adj.) + -ness.