flan·​ken | \ ˈfläŋ-kən How to pronounce flanken (audio) \

Definition of flanken

: beef flank cooked especially by boiling

Examples of flanken in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sprinkle the flanken or short ribs with salt and pepper. BostonGlobe.com, "Tunisian White Bean and Meatball Stew," 24 Sep. 2019 Options include boneless sliced chicken or beef, bone-in Korean-style (flanken) short ribs, or a mix of all three. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Where to try Hawaiian plate lunches on the mainland," 28 June 2018 Tips & Techniques Prep Tip: These ribs are also called flanken-style short ribs or Oriental-style short ribs (not to be confused with beef short ribs). Terry Grieco-kenny, Woman's Day, "Asian Beef Rib Short Ribs," 11 Jan. 2012

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First Known Use of flanken

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flanken

Yiddish, plural of flank, literally, flank, ultimately from Old French flanc

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Cite this Entry

“Flanken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flanken. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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