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

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 Unabridged
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frisé (ˈfriːzeɪ)
a fabric with a long normally uncut nap used for upholstery and rugs
[from French, literally: curled]

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