Definition of Foreign Legion in English:

Foreign Legion

proper noun

  • A military unit of the French army founded in the 1830s to fight France's colonial wars. Composed, except for the higher ranks, of non-Frenchmen, the Legion was famed for its audacity and endurance. Its most famous campaigns were in French North Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Pronunciation:

Foreign Legion

/ˈˌfôrən ˈlēj(ē)ən/