One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Designating a style of architecture characteristic of former French colonies, often associated with timber-frame construction and a porch running the length of the front of the building; belonging to or characteristic of this style.
The French colonial style of architecture.
Mid 19th century. From French + colonial.
French colonial/ˌfrɛn(t)ʃ kəˈləʊnɪəl/
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