flambeau

noun

flam·​beau ˈflam-ˌbō How to pronounce flambeau (audio)
plural flambeaux ˈflam-ˌbōz How to pronounce flambeau (audio) or flambeaus
: a flaming torch
broadly : torch

Examples of flambeau in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

French, from Middle French, from flambe flame

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flambeau was in 1632

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Cite this Entry

“Flambeau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flambeau. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

flambeau

noun
flam·​beau ˈflam-ˌbō How to pronounce flambeau (audio)
plural flambeaux -ˌbōz How to pronounce flambeau (audio) or flambeaus
: a flaming torch
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