flambeaux

flambeau

[flam-boh]
noun, plural flambeaux [flam-bohz] , 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:
1625–35; < French: torch, derivative of Old French flambe flame

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flambeau (ˈflæmbəʊ)
 
n , pl -beaux, -beaus
1.  a burning torch, as used in night processions
2.  a large ornamental candlestick
 
[C17: from Old French: torch, literally: a little flame, from flambeflame]

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flambeau
also flambeaux, 1630s, from Fr. flambeau, from flambe flame (see flambe).
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