[mi-ley; for 2 also French mee-le] /mɪˈleɪ; for 2 also French miˈlɛ/
Francis Davis, 1846–1912, U.S. painter, illustrator, and journalist.
[zhahn frahn-swa] /ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA), 1814–75, French painter.
a cereal grass, Setaria italica, cultivated for grain and animal fodder
any of various similar or related grasses, such as pearl millet and Indian millet
Jean François (ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃swa). 1814–75, French painter of the Barbizon school, noted for his studies of peasants at work
cereal grain, c.1400, from Middle French millet, diminutive of mil “millet,” from Latin milium “millet” (see mallet). Cognate with Greek meline, Lithuanian malnus (plural) “millet.”
(Heb. dohan; only in Ezek. 4:9), a small grain, the produce of the Panicum miliaceum of botanists. It is universally cultivated in the East as one of the smaller corn-grasses. This seed is the cenchros of the Greeks. It is called in India warree, and by the Arabs dukhan, and is extensively used for food, being often mixed with other grain. In this country it is only used for feeding birds.
- Francis of Paula
[pou-luh; Italian pah-oo-lah] /ˈpaʊ lə; Italian ˈpɑ u lɑ/ noun 1. Saint, 1416–1507, Italian monk: founder of the order of Minims.
- Francis of Assisi
noun 1. Saint (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone) 1182?–1226, Italian friar: founder of the Franciscan order. noun 1. Saint original name Giovanni di Bernardone. ?1181–1226, Italian monk; founder of the Franciscan order of friars. He is remembered for his humility and love for all creation and was the first person to exhibit stigmata (1224). Feast day: Oct […]
- Francis of Sales
[seylz; French sal] /seɪlz; French sal/ noun 1. Saint, 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and writer on theology: bishop of Geneva 1602–22. /seɪlz; French sal/ noun 1. Saint. 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and theologian; bishop of Geneva (1602–22) and an opponent of Calvinism; author of Introduction to a Devout Life (1609) and founder of the Order of the […]
- Francis scott key
[kee] /ki/ noun 1. Francis Scott, 1780–1843, U.S. lawyer: author of The Star-Spangled Banner. /kiː/ noun 1. a metal instrument, usually of a specifically contoured shape, that is made to fit a lock and, when rotated, operates the lock’s mechanism 2. any instrument that is rotated to operate a valve, clock winding mechanism, etc 3. […]