a former French federation in W Africa, including Dahomey (now Benin), French Guinea, French Sudan (now Mali), Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Fasso).
a former group (1895–1958) of French Overseas Territories: consisted of Senegal, Mauritania, French Sudan, (now Mali), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Niger, French Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and Dahomey (now Benin)
plural noun 1. the French islands in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, including Martinique and Guadeloupe and the five dependencies of Guadeloupe: administered as two overseas departments. 1114 sq. mi. (2885 sq. km). plural noun 1. the French West Indies, various islands in the Lesser Antilles, administered by France; chiefly Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy […]
noun 1. a pair of casement windows extending to the floor and serving as portals, especially from a room to an outside porch or terrace.
[french-woo m-uh n] /ˈfrɛntʃˌwʊm ən/ noun, plural Frenchwomen. 1. a who is a native or inhabitant of the nation.
[fren-chee] /ˈfrɛn tʃi/ noun, plural Frenchies. 1. Informal. a native or inhabitant of France or a person of French descent. adjective, Frenchier, Frenchiest. 2. characteristic or suggestive of the French people, French culture, etc. /ˈfrɛntʃɪ/ adjective 1. characteristic of or resembling the French noun (pl) -ies 2. a name for a French person