[ fri-zey ]
/ frɪˈzeɪ /


a rug or upholstery fabric having the pile in uncut loops or in a combination of cut and uncut loops.


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Origin of frisé

1880–85; < French: noun use of past participle of friser to curl, probably derivative of fris-, stem of frire to fry1, some foods taking on a curllike form when fried Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for frise

/ (ˈfriːzeɪ) /


a fabric with a long normally uncut nap used for upholstery and rugs

Word Origin for frisé

from French, literally: curled
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