Definition of French colonial in US English:

French colonial

adjective

  • 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.

noun

  • The French colonial style of architecture.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From French + colonial.

Pronunciation

French colonial

/ˌfrɛn(t)ʃ kəˈləʊnɪəl/