Borrowed from French framboise (raspberry)


framboise (uncountable)

  1. Raspberry liqueur.
    • 2002, Dana Stabenow, A Fine and Bitter Snow, →ISBN, page 52:
      Ruthe poured another round of coffee, this time with a shot glass of the framboise Dina made from their raspberry patch every fall.
    • 2007, B. Clay Moore, Hawaiian Dick Vol. 1: Byrd Of Paradise, →ISBN:
      Drizzle in (down the sides of the glass, for optimum streaky lines) some framboise (or creme d'cassis, if that's what you have, or some other dark, sticky, red liqueur).
    • 2009, Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, →ISBN:
      When the egg and sugar mixture is ready, lower the speed to low and add the vanilla seeds, framboise (if using), and the cocoa powder and flour mixture.



From Middle French, from Old French framboise (raspberry), from Frankish *brāmbasja (blackberry, bramble), from Proto-Germanic *brēm- (bramble) + Proto-Germanic *basją (berry). Influenced in form by fraise (strawberry). Cognate with Old High German brāmberi (blackberry, bramble), Dutch braambezie (raspberry, blackberry), English brambleberry. More at bramble, berry.


  • IPA(key): /fʁɑ̃.bwaz/
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framboise f (plural framboises)

  1. raspberry (fruit)
    Ces framboises sont délicieuses.
    These raspberries are delicious.


  • Dutch: framboos
  • Portuguese: framboesa
  • Spanish: frambuesa


framboise (invariable)

  1. raspberry (colour)
    Je porte une chemise framboise.
    I'm wearing a raspberry shirt.

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