framboise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French framboise (raspberry)

Noun[edit]

framboise (uncountable)

  1. Raspberry liqueur.
    • 2002, Dana Stabenow, A Fine and Bitter Snow, →ISBN, page 52:
      Ruthe poured another round of coffee, this time with a shot glass of the framboise Dina made from their raspberry patch every fall.
    • 2007, B. Clay Moore, Hawaiian Dick Vol. 1: Byrd Of Paradise, →ISBN:
      Drizzle in (down the sides of the glass, for optimum streaky lines) some framboise (or creme d'cassis, if that's what you have, or some other dark, sticky, red liqueur).
    • 2009, Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, →ISBN:
      When the egg and sugar mixture is ready, lower the speed to low and add the vanilla seeds, framboise (if using), and the cocoa powder and flour mixture.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French framboise (raspberry), from Frankish *brāmbasja (blackberry, bramble), from Proto-Germanic *brēm- (bramble) + Proto-Germanic *basją (berry). Influenced in form by fraise (strawberry). Cognate with Old High German brāmberi (blackberry, bramble), Dutch braambezie (raspberry, blackberry), English brambleberry. More at bramble, berry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

framboise f (plural framboises)

  1. raspberry (fruit)
    Ces framboises sont délicieuses.
    These raspberries are delicious.

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

framboise (invariable)

  1. raspberry (colour)
    Je porte une chemise framboise.
    I'm wearing a raspberry shirt.

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