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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

Definition of flambé

flambéed

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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


FLAMBÉ Defined for English Language Learners


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flambé

verb flam·bé

Definition of flambé for English Language Learners

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

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