- 1 [postpositive] (Of food) covered with spirits and set alight briefly: crêpes flambéMore example sentences
- ‘Excuse me,’ Armand spoke up, ‘I can make an ice cream flambé.’
verb (flambés, flambéed, flambéing)[with object] Back to top
- Cover (food) with spirits and set it alight briefly.More 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.
late 19th century: French, literally 'singed', past participle of flamber, from flambe 'a flame'.
More definitions of flambéDefinition of flambé in:
- The US English dictionary