framboise

[ frahn-bwaz ]
/ frɑ̃ˈbwaz /
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noun, plural fram·boises [frahn-bwaz] /frɑ̃ˈbwaz/. French.

a brandy distilled from raspberries.

Nearby words

  1. fraises,
  2. fraktur,
  3. frambesia,
  4. frambesioma,
  5. framboesia,
  6. frame,
  7. frame aerial,
  8. frame house,
  9. frame line,
  10. frame of mind

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British Dictionary definitions for framboise

framboise

/ French (frɑ̃bwaz) /

noun

a brandy distilled from raspberries in the Alsace-Lorraine region

Word Origin for framboise

C16: from Old French: raspberry, probably of Germanic origin

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Word Origin and History for framboise

framboise

n.

1570s, from French framboise "raspberry" (12c.), usually explained as a corruption of Dutch braambezie (cognate with German brombeere "blackberry," literally "bramble-berry"). "But some French scholars doubt this" [OED].

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