- See under flan(def 2).
Origin of flan ring
- Spanish Cookery. a dessert of sweetened egg custard with a caramel topping.
- an open, tartlike pastry, the shell of which is baked in a bottomless band of metal (flan ring) on a baking sheet, removed from the ring and filled with custard, cream, fruit, etc.
- a piece of metal shaped ready to form a coin, but not yet stamped by the die.
- the metal of which a coin is made, as distinct from its design.
Origin of flan
- an open pastry or sponge tart filled with fruit or a savoury mixture
- a piece of metal ready to receive the die or stamp in the production of coins; shaped blank; planchet
Word Origin for flan
Word Origin and History for flan ring
"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.