flam·​beau | \ ˈflam-ˌbō How to pronounce flambeau (audio) \
plural flambeaux\ ˈflam-​ˌbōz How to pronounce flambeau (audio) \ or flambeaus

Definition of flambeau

: a flaming torch broadly : torch

Examples of flambeau in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the newer creations include even more evocative nicknames: mint truffles, black diamond, Arctic ice, and flambeau. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, 4 Apr. 2018 The original Tucks flambeaux were actually railroad flares on sticks, which sometimes produced serious burns that went mostly unnoticed by the krewe members who carried them. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of flambeau

1632, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flambeau

French, from Middle French, from flambe flame

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“Flambeau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flambeau. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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