Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Franconia: Franconia Notch State Park


 (frăng-kō′nē-ə, -kōn′yə, frăn-)
A region and former duchy of southern Germany. One of the five primary duchies of medieval Germany, Franconia passed to Bavaria in 1810.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Placename) a medieval duchy of Germany, inhabited by the Franks from the 7th century, now chiefly in Bavaria, Hesse, and Baden-Württemberg
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(fræŋˈkoʊ ni ə, -ˈkoʊn yə, fræn-)

a medieval duchy in Germany in the valley of the Main River.
Fran•co′ni•an, n., adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


nFranken nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
It is not impossible that this conceit occurred to Hawthorne before he had himself seen the Old Man of the Mountain, or the Profile, in the Franconia Notch which is generally associated in the minds of readers with The Great Stone Face.
the solitary horseman of the classic romances--might have been observed wending his way across Franconia in a north-easterly direction, and at a height of about eleven thousand feet above the sea and still spindling slowly.
He had, in fact, crossed the designs of no less a power than the German Empire, he had blundered into the hot focus of Welt-Politik, he was drifting helplessly towards the great Imperial secret, the immense aeronautic park that had been established at a headlong pace in Franconia to develop silently, swiftly, and on an immense scale the great discoveries of Hunstedt and Stossel, and so to give Germany before all other nations a fleet of airships, the air power and the Empire of the world.
9 Franconia Notch State Park Rental, Ski School, Ski Wee,
The Old Man of the Mountain can still be "seen" thanks to the series of steel rods at the existing plaza at Franconia Notch State Park.
Franconia Minerals Corporation (TSX:FRA), a Canada-based company that is engaged in acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties, has announced acquiring an interest in the Birch Lake copper-nickel-PGM (platinum group metals) project in the Duluth Complex of Minnesota, US.
Sampson is also a member of the Franconia Ski Club and enjoys golf, lacrosse, surfing and playing the piano and guitar when he's not on the slopes.
It shows the Franconia in November 1956 on its last voyage from New York to Liverpool.
30, 1744, Castle Wallerstein, near Nordlingen, Franconia [Germany]--d.
"We were getting ready to open the visitors center," said O'Connor, park manager for Franconia Notch State Park.
Tommy Miller, of Orrell Park, who loaned the picture, explains that it was taken in what was termed the ship's 'pig and whistle' on board RMS Franconia, bound for New York.