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framboise (frɑ̃bwaz)
 
n
a brandy distilled from raspberries in the Alsace-Lorraine region
 
[C16: from Old French: raspberry, probably of Germanic origin]

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framboise
1578, from Fr. framboise "raspberry" (12c.), usually explained as a corruption of Du. braambezie (cognate with Ger. brombeere "blackberry," lit. "bramble-berry"). "But some French scholars doubt this" [OED].
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Our new pastry chef is doing a raspberry mousse cake with chocolate, and a framboise with their berries.
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