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flambeau

[flam-boh] /ˈflæm boʊ/
noun, plural flambeaux
[flam-bohz] /ˈflæm boʊz/ (Show IPA),
flambeaus.
1.
a flaming torch.
2.
a torch for use at night in illuminations, processions, etc.
3.
a large, decorated candlestick.
4.
an ornament having the form of a flaming torch.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < French: torch, derivative of Old French flambe flame
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British Dictionary definitions for flambeaux

flambeau

/ˈflæmbəʊ/
noun (pl) -beaux (-bəʊ; -bəʊz), -beaus
1.
a burning torch, as used in night processions
2.
a large ornamental candlestick
Word Origin
C17: from Old French: torch, literally: a little flame, from flambeflame
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Word Origin and History for flambeaux

flambeau

n.

also flambeaux, 1630s, from French flambeau, from flambe "flame" (see flamboyant).

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