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[ flahng-kuh n ]
/ ˈflɑŋ kən /


a strip of meat from the front end of the short ribs of beef.
Jewish Cookery. a dish of this meat boiled and often served with horseradish or a horseradish-flavored sauce.

Nearby words

flanged rail, flangeway, flank, flank position, flank speed, flanken, flanker, flannel, flannel cake, flannel flower, flannel-leaf

Origin of flanken

1945–50; < Yiddish, plural of flank (< G) < French or Old French; see flank Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019