braise (v.) Look up braise at Dictionary.com
1797, from French braiser "to stew" (17c.), from braise "live coals," from Old French brese "embers" (12c.), ultimately from West Germanic *brasa (as is Italian bragia, Spanish brasa), from PIE root *bhreu- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn." Related: Braised; braising.