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fraise

 (frāz)
n.
1. A defensive barrier of pointed inclined stakes or barbed wire.
2. A ruff for the neck worn in the 1500s.

[French, from Old French, mesentery (from its pleated shape), from (feves) frasees, shelled (beans), from the resemblance between the mesentery and the peel surrounding individual broad beans, from Latin (faba) frēsa, ground (bean), feminine past participle of frendere, to crush; see frenum.]

fraise

(freɪz)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a neck ruff worn during the 16th century
2. (Fortifications) a sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
3. (Tools)
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]

fraise

(freɪz)

n.
a defense of pointed stakes projecting from the ramparts in a horizontal or an inclined position.
[1765–75; < French, derivative of fraiser to frizzle, curl < Occitan frezar « Germanic; compare Old English frīs curled]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fraise - a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th centuryfraise - a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
neck ruff, ruff, ruffle, choker - a high tight collar
2.fraise - sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
bulwark, rampart, wall - an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
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Quelque 75 fraisiculteurs assistent, a partir d'aujourd'hui, et ce, jusquau 23 mai courant, a la traditionnelle fete de la fraise de la ville de Skikda a indique, mardi dernier, le president du comite communal des fetes et manifestations culturelles et sportives, Lamine Laifa.
150ml crme de fraise (strawberry-flavoured liqueur)
FRAISE, winner of the 1992 Breeders' Cup Turf, died on Sunday from a ruptured blood vessel in his abdomen.
Une quarantaine de producteurs participent a la traditionnelle fete de la fraise initiee par la Chambre de l'agriculture et la direction des services agricoles.
Blend together five or six strawberries, a slice of pineapple, the juice of half a lemon, juice of half an orange, a couple of dashes of sirop de fraise and a scoop of crushed ice.
The only other horse in the first four is Dr Devious (Peter Chapple-Hyam/John Reid) behind Fraise (Bill Mott/Pat Valenzuela) in the Turf.
Ingredients: Absolute Kurrant vodka, Creme de Fraise, Creme de Framboise, Creme de Mure, dash of lime juice, one whole strawberry and three raspberries and blueberries.
Cette production permettra a la wilaya de Jijel de [beaucoup moins que] garder la premiere place nationale en matiere de production de ce fruit [beaucoup plus grand que], a ajoute ce responsable, faisant part d'une [beaucoup moins que] evolution importante [beaucoup plus grand que] de la culture de la fraise au cours des dernieres annees dans cette wilaya ou plus de quatorze varietes sont actuellement cultivees.
They include Summer Daze - a blend of fresh strawberries and oranges, Pimm's, Fraise and Cachac.
They were, because Bay Meadows won the New Stakes, Royal Serenade was second in the Windsor Castle, and Fraise du Bois won on the Saturday of the Royal meeting.
Pour une fois, il ne sera pas question seulement de la celebration de la fete de la fraise qui se tient chaque annee au mois de mai a Skikda.
Rachel had considerable success with Le Dieu d'Or, Fraise Melba and others, but she was an animal lover, which caused severe friction between her trainers and herself.