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

a brandy distilled from raspberries. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of framboise

  • Some of the most popular include Kriek (fermented with sour cherries), Framboise (raspberries), and Pêche (peaches).

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British Dictionary definitions for framboise



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

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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