noun \ˈflan, ˈflän\

: a type of sweet dessert made of a smooth, thick custard covered with caramel

: an open pie containing any of various fillings

Full Definition of FLAN

a :  an open pie containing any of various sweet or savory fillings
b :  custard baked with a caramel glaze
:  the metal disk of a coin, token, or medal as distinguished from the design and lettering stamped on it

Origin of FLAN

French, from Old French flaon, from Late Latin fladon-, flado flat cake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flado flat cake
First Known Use: 1846

Rhymes with FLAN


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