flambés

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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