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flambé

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adjective flam·bé \fläm-ˈbā, fläⁿ-\

Definition of flambé

  1. :  dressed or served covered with flaming liquor —usually used postpositively <crepes suzette flambé>



Origin and Etymology of flambé

French flambé, from past participle of flamber to flame, singe, from Old French, from flambe flame


First Known Use: 1914


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flambé

verb flam·bé

Simple Definition of flambé

  • : to pour an alcoholic liquid on (a food) and light it so that flames are produced

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flambé

flambéed

flambéing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to douse with a liquor (as brandy, rum, or cognac) and ignite

Examples of flambé in a sentence

  1. The crepes were flambéed with brandy.



Circa 1946

First Known Use of flambé

circa 1946


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