an area in SE Asia, formerly a French colonial federation including Cochin-China, the protectorates of Annam, Cambodia, Tonkin, and Laos, and the leased territory of Kwangchowan: now comprising the three independent states of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
the territories of SE Asia that were colonized by France and held mostly until 1954: included Cochin China, Annam, and Tonkin (now largely Vietnam), Cambodia, Laos, and Kuang-Chou Wan (returned to China in 1945, now Zhanjiang)
[french] /frɛntʃ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of France, its inhabitants, or their language, culture, etc.: French cooking. noun 2. the people of France and their direct descendants. 3. a Romance language spoken in France, parts of Belgium and Switzerland, and in areas colonized after 1500 by France. Abbreviation: F. verb (used with […]
modifier : He continued to smoke in this ”French inhale” style noun The trick of exhaling smoke by mouth and immediately reinhaling it by nose (1940s+)
noun 1. kidskin tanned by an alum or vegetable process and finished in a manner originally employed by the French.
[french-kis] /ˈfrɛntʃˈkɪs/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to soul-kiss. noun 1. . noun 1. a kiss involving insertion of the tongue into the partner’s mouth noun phrase A kiss in which the tongue of one person explores the oral cavity of another, and vice versa; mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, soul kiss verb : They French-kissed […]