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flan ring

noun
1.
See under flan (def 2).
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10

flan

[flan, flahn; for 1 also Spanish flahn; for 2 also French flahn] /flæn, flɑn; for 1 also Spanish flɑn; for 2 also French flɑ̃/
noun, plural flans
[flanz, flahnz; for 2 alsoFrench flahn] /flænz, flɑnz; for 2 alsoFrench flɑ̃/ (Show IPA).
Spanish, flanes
[flah-nes] /ˈflɑ nɛs/ (Show IPA),
for 1.
1.
Spanish Cookery. a dessert of sweetened egg custard with a caramel topping.
2.
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.
3.
a piece of metal shaped ready to form a coin, but not yet stamped by the die.
4.
the metal of which a coin is made, as distinct from its design.
Origin
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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British Dictionary definitions for flan ring

flan

/flæn/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French flaon, from Late Latin fladō flat cake, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for flan ring

flan

n.

"open tart," 1846, from French flan "custard tart, cheesecake," from Old French flaon (12c.), from Medieval Latin flado, probably a Germanic borrowing (cf. Frankish *flado, Old High German flado "offering cake," Middle High German vlade "a broad, thin cake," Dutch vla "baked custard"), from Proto-Germanic *flatho(n), akin to words for "flat" and probably from PIE root *plat- "to spread" (see place). Borrowed earlier as flawn (c.1300), from Old French.

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