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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fraise
A large and thick pancake, with slices of bacon in it.

Etymology: See Froise

noun ‖Fraise
  1. [Fort] A defense consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or inclined position.
  2. [Mech] A fluted reamer for enlarging holes in stone; a small milling cutter.

Etymology: F. fraise, orig., a ruff, cf. F. frise frieze, E. frieze a coarse stuff

verb Fraise
To protect, as a line of troops, against an onset of cavalry, by opposing bayonets raised obliquely forward.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
  2. A ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century

From Middle English fraisen, from Old English frāsian (“to ask, try, tempt”), from Proto-Germanic *fraisōną (“to attempt, try”), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to attempt, try; risk, peril”). Cognate with West Frisian freezje (“to fear”), Dutch vrezen (“to fear, dread, be afraid”), German freisen (“to put at risk, endanger, terrify”).

Borrowed from French fraise (“ruff”), fraiser; compare French friser (“curl”), perhaps from Provençal frezar; ultimately from Germanic).

  1. A type of palisade placed for defence around a berm; a defence consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or inclined position.
  2. (historical) A ruff worn (especially by women) in the 16th century.
  3. (historical) An embroidered scarf with its ends crossed over the chest and pinned, worn (especially by women) in the 19th century.
  4. A fluted reamer for enlarging holes in stone; a small milling cutter.
  5. A tool for cutting the teeth of a timepiece's wheel to correct inaccuracies.

See froise.

  1. A large thick pancake with slices of bacon in it.

Borrowed from French fraise (“strawberry”), from earlier *fraige, from Latin frāga.

  1. (Gallicism, rare, especially in cooking) A strawberry.

    fraise was also found in the following language(s): French

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    Gene was born on May 7th, 1932 in West Point, Iowa.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Fraise U.S.
      White 74.51% 64.26%
      African American 20.17% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.40% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.08% 16.26%

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    Fun Facts about the name Fraise

    • How Popular is the name Fraise? As a last name Fraise was the 57,101st most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Fraise first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fraise is Tuesday, November 9th, 1915.
    • How unique is the name Fraise? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fraise. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Fraise: Your name in reverse order is Esiarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eisrfa. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Fraise? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 357 people with the last name Fraise.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fraise? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fraise as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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