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flambé

[ flahm-bey; French flahn-bey ]
/ flɑmˈbeɪ; French flɑ̃ˈbeɪ /
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adjective
Also flam·béed [flahm-beyd]. /flɑmˈbeɪd/. (of food) served in flaming liquor, especially brandy: steak flambé.
Ceramics.
  1. (of a glaze) dense and streaked with contrasting colors, usually red and blue.
  2. (of a ceramic object) covered with a flambé glaze.
verb (used with object), flam·béed, flam·bé·ing.
to pour liquor over and ignite.
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Origin of flambé

1885–90; <French, past participle of flamber to flame. See flambeau
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British Dictionary definitions for flambé

flambé

flambe

/ (ˈflɑːmbeɪ, ˈflæm-, French flɑ̃be) /

adjective
(of food, such as steak or pancakes) served in flaming brandy
verb -béing, -béeing, -béd or -béed
(tr) to pour brandy over (food) and ignite it

Word Origin for flambé

French, past participle of flamber to flame
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