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[frang-koh-nee-uh, -kohn-yuh, fran-]
  1. a medieval duchy in Germany, largely in the valley of the Main River.
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Examples from the Web for franconia

Historical Examples

  • He obtained the Roman pontiff's license to preach to the pagans in Franconia, in Germany.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs

    John Foxe

  • It is a picture which seems to belong to the early schools of Franconia and Swabia.

    En Route

    J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

  • The story is a chapter or two of Beechnut, best of the Franconia books.

  • This he did, and then he and Antonio went together back to Franconia.

  • They set out, counsel and client, on their return to Franconia.

British Dictionary definitions for franconia


  1. a medieval duchy of Germany, inhabited by the Franks from the 7th century, now chiefly in Bavaria, Hesse, and Baden-Württemberg
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