noun, plural flans [flanz, flahnz; for 2 also French flahn] /flænz, flɑnz; for 2 also French flɑ̃/; Spanish fla·nes [flah-nes] /ˈflɑ nɛs/ for 1.
Origin of flan
Related Words for flanplate, platter, disc, shell, dish, circle, sabot, discus, quoit, flan, saucer, discoid
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Historical Examples of flan
Flan moulds are generally fluted, and about an inch and a half in height.The Gastronomic Regenerator:
Flan, don't you call that the true theory of the balance of power?
During this interval, the conspirators having learned, through their leader, Flan.
Word Origin for flan
"open tart," 1846, from French flan "custard tart, cheesecake," from Old French flaon (12c.), from Medieval Latin flado, probably a Germanic borrowing (cf. Frankish *flado, Old High German flado "offering cake," Middle High German vlade "a broad, thin cake," Dutch vla "baked custard"), from Proto-Germanic *flatho(n), akin to words for "flat" and probably from PIE root *plat- "to spread" (see place). Borrowed earlier as flawn (c.1300), from Old French.