fraise

[freyz]
noun
1.
Fortification. a defense consisting of pointed stakes projecting from the ramparts in a horizontal or an inclined position.
2.
a ruff worn around the neck in the 16th century.
3.
a woman's embroidered scarf worn with ends crossed on the chest and pinned with a brooch or the like, popular in the early 19th century.
4.
Horology. a cutting tool for correcting inaccuracies in the teeth of a timepiece wheel.

Origin:
1765–75; < French, derivative of fraiser to frizzle, curl < Provençal frezarGermanic; compare Old English frīs curled

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fraise

[frez]
noun, plural fraises [frez] . French.
3.
a brandy distilled from strawberries.
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fraise (freɪz)
 
n
1.  a neck ruff worn during the 16th century
2.  a sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
3.  a.  a tool for enlarging a drill hole
 b.  a tool for cutting teeth on watch wheels
 
[C18: from French: mesentery of a calf, from Old French fraiser to remove a shell, from Latin frendere to crush]

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Dermabrasion involves removing the upper layers of the skin with a special wire brush called a burr or fraise.
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