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frisé

[fri-zey] /frɪˈzeɪ/
noun
1.
a rug or upholstery fabric having the pile in uncut loops or in a combination of cut and uncut loops.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French: noun use of past participle of friser to curl, probably derivative of fris-, stem of frire to fry, some foods taking on a curllike form when fried
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frisé

/ˈfriːzeɪ/
noun
1.
a fabric with a long normally uncut nap used for upholstery and rugs
Word Origin
from French, literally: curled
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