Origin: Fr, orig., a ruff < fraiser, to ruffle
See fraise in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, mesentery (from its pleated shape)
Origin: , from (feves) frasees, shelled (beans), from the resemblance between the mesentery and the peel surrounding individual broad beans
Origin: , from Latin (faba) frēsa, ground (bean)
Origin: , feminine past participle of frendere, to crush; see frenum.
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