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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Franciscan \Fran*cis"can\, n. (R.C.Ch.) A monk or friar of the Order of St. Francis, a large and zealous order of mendicant monks founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi. They are called also Friars Minor; and in England, Gray Friars, because they wear a gray habit. [1913 Webster]