[ flahm-bey; French flahn-bey ]

  1. Also flam·béed [flahm-beyd]. /flɑmˈbeɪd/. (of food) served in flaming liquor, especially brandy: steak flambé.

  2. Ceramics.

    • (of a glaze) dense and streaked with contrasting colors, usually red and blue.

    • (of a ceramic object) covered with a flambé glaze.

verb (used with object),flam·béed, flam·bé·ing.
  1. to pour liquor over and ignite.

Origin of flambé

1885–90; <French, past participle of flamber to flame. See flambeau

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/ (ˈflɑːmbeɪ, ˈflæm-, French flɑ̃be) /

  1. (of food, such as steak or pancakes) served in flaming brandy

verb-béing, -béeing, -béd or -béed
  1. (tr) to pour brandy over (food) and ignite it

Origin of flambé

French, past participle of flamber to flame

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