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Definition: French berry
(fr[e^]nch), prop. 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
Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
(Bot.), the common kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris
(Bot.), the berry of a species of buckthorn
), which affords a saffron, green or
(Arch.) See French window
(Min.), a variety of granular talc; -- used
for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk
(Bot.) The Primula Auricula
(Naut.), a mode of coiling a rope by running it
backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Hedysarum
); -- called also garland honeysuckle
, 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
, an informal, hasty, or secret departure;
esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
[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
); -- called also wood pie
(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
, a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used
for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of
(Arch.), a modified form of mansard roof having
a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.
, a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and
logwood; -- called also plum tub
. See under Window
Avignon berry \A`vignon“ ber”ry\
The fruit of the Rhamnus infectorius
, eand of other species
of the same genus; -- so called from the city of Avignon, in
France. It is used by dyers and painters for coloring yellow.
Called also French berry