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flambé

Syllabification: flam·bé
Pronunciation: /flämˈbā
 
/

Definition of flambé in English:

adjective

1 [postpositive] (Of food) covered with liquor and set alight briefly: crêpes flambé
More example sentences
  • ‘Excuse me,’ Armand spoke up, ‘I can make an ice cream flambé.’
2Denoting or characterized by a red copper-based porcelain glaze with purple streaks.

verb (flambés, flambéing, flambéed /-ˈbād/)

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Cover (food) with liquor and set it alight briefly.
Example sentences
  • Another evening, I watch as a waiter flambés my seafood in Madeira wine with delicious results.
  • The recipe called for the meat to be flambéed in brandy at one point.
  • Then the hunks of bacon kicked in, along with the caramelized onion and the dusky tones of the brandy with which the beef chunks had been flambéed.

Origin

late 19th century: French, literally 'singed', past participle of flamber, from flambe 'a flame'.

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