noun, plural fram·boises [frahnbwaz] /frɑ̃ˈbwaz/. French.

  1. raspberry.
  2. crème de framboise.
  3. a brandy distilled from raspberries.


  1. a brandy distilled from raspberries in the Alsace-Lorraine region

1570s, from French framboise “raspberry” (12c.), usually explained as a corruption of Dutch braambezie (cognate with German brombeere “blackberry,” literally “bramble-berry”). “But some French scholars doubt this” [OED].

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