- Also flam·béed [flahm-beyd] /flɑmˈbeɪd/. (of food) served in flaming liquor, especially brandy: steak flambé.
- (of a glaze) dense and streaked with contrasting colors, usually red and blue.
- (of a ceramic object) covered with a flambé glaze.
- to pour liquor over and ignite.
Origin of flambé
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Historical Examples of flambe
For the insertion of the p, cf. solempne for solemne, and nempne for nemne; also flambe for flame; see the Glossary.
- (of food, such as steak or pancakes) served in flaming brandy
- (tr) to pour brandy over (food) and ignite it
Word Origin for flambé
1886, of certain types of porcelain, 1906 as a term in cookery, from French flambé, past participle of flamber "to singe, blaze," from Old French flambe "flame" (see flamboyant).