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flapdragon

[ flap-drag-uhn ]
/ ˈflæpˌdræg ən /
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noun

an old game in which the players snatch raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and eat them.
the object so caught and eaten.

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Origin of flapdragon

First recorded in 1580–90; flap + dragon
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