[French, from past participle of friser, to curl; see frizz1.]
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(Textiles) a fabric with a long normally uncut nap used for upholstery and rugs
[from French, literally: curled]
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a rug or upholstery fabric having the pile in uncut loops or in a combination of cut and uncut loops.
[1880–85; < French friser to curl]
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