flambé

adjective
flam·bé | \fläm-ˈbā, fläⁿ-\

Definition of flambé 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: dressed or served covered with flaming liquor usually used postpositively crepes suzette flambé

flambé

verb
flambéed; flambéing

Definition of flambé (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to douse with a liquor (such as brandy, rum, or cognac) and ignite

Examples of flambé in a Sentence

Verb

The crepes were flambéed with brandy.

First Known Use of flambé

Adjective

1914, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flambé

Adjective

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

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flambé

verb

English Language Learners Definition of flambé

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

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