flambé

[flahm-bey; French flahn-bey]
adjective
1.
Also, flambéed [flahm-beyd] . (of food) served in flaming liquor, especially brandy: steak flambé.
2.
Ceramics.
a.
(of a glaze) dense and streaked with contrasting colors, usually red and blue.
b.
(of a ceramic object) covered with a flambé glaze.
verb (used with object), flambéed, flambéing.
3.
to pour liquor over and ignite.

Origin:
1885–90; < French, past participle of flamber to flame. See flambeau

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flambé or flambée (ˈflɑːmbeɪ, ˈflæm-, French flɑ̃be, ˈflɑːmbeɪ, ˈflæm-, French flɑ̃be)
 
adj
1.  (of food, such as steak or pancakes) served in flaming brandy
 
vb , -béing, -béeing, -béd, -béed
2.  (tr) to pour brandy over (food) and ignite it
 
[French, past participle of flamber to flame]
 
flambée or flambée
 
adj
 
vb
 
[French, past participle of flamber to flame]

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flambe
1886, of certain types of porcelain, 1906 as a term in cookery, from Fr. flambé, pp. of flamber "to singe, blaze," from O.Fr. flambe "flame."
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Example sentences
For a treat, there might be a dessert of bananas flambe, but usually there is none.
The wait staff wear tuxedos and prepare food at the table, including flambe desserts.
Perform serving duties such as carving meat, preparing flambe dishes, or serving wine and liquor.
She had brought a bottle of rum, and a keen interest in making bananas flambe.
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