flan ring

flan ring

See under flan ( def 2 ).


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[flan, flahn; for 1 also Spanish flahn; for 2 also French flahn]
noun, plural flans [flanz, flahnz; for 2 also French flahn] . Spanish, flanes [flah-nes] , for 1.
Spanish Cookery. a dessert of sweetened egg custard with a caramel topping.
an open, tartlike pastry, the shell of which is baked in a bottomless band of metal (flan ring) on a baking sheet, removed from the ring and filled with custard, cream, fruit, etc.
a piece of metal shaped ready to form a coin, but not yet stamped by the die.
the metal of which a coin is made, as distinct from its design.

1840–50; < French; Old French flaon < Late Latin fladōn-, stem of fladō < Germanic; compare Old High German flado (German Fladen) flat cake

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flan (flæn)
1.  an open pastry or sponge tart filled with fruit or a savoury mixture
2.  a piece of metal ready to receive the die or stamp in the production of coins; shaped blank; planchet
[C19: from French, from Old French flaon, from Late Latin fladō flat cake, of Germanic origin]

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Word Origin & History

"open tart," 1846, from Fr. flan "custard tart, cheesecake," from O.Fr. flaon, from M.L. flado, a Gmc. borrowing, from P.Gmc. *fladu- (cf. Frank. *flado, O.H.G. flado "offering cake," M.H.G. vlade "a broad, thin cake," Du. vla "baked custard"), akin to words for flat (q.v.),
probably from PIE base *pele- "spread out, broad, flat" (see plane (1)).
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