flambé

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English[edit]

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Slices of banana being flambéed in a saucepan

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Adjective[edit]

flambé ‎(not comparable)

  1. Being, or having been, flambéed.
  2. (ceramics, of Chinese porcelain) Decorated by glaze splashed or irregularly spread upon the surface, or apparently applied at the top and allowed to run down the sides.

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Noun[edit]

flambé ‎(plural flambés)

  1. (cooking) A showy cooking technique where an alcoholic beverage, such as brandy, is added to hot food and then the fumes are ignited.
  2. The act of flambéing.
  3. A flambéed dish.

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Verb[edit]

Bombe Alaska, a variety of baked Alaska that is doused with alcohol and flambéed

flambé ‎(third-person singular simple present flambés, present participle flambéing, simple past and past participle flambéed)

  1. To cook with a showy technique where an alcoholic beverage, such as brandy, is added to hot food and then the fumes are ignited.
    "Flambé the dessert", ordered the Chef, "but take the dish off the heat before adding the brandy or you'll burn your eyebrows off."

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

flambé m ‎(feminine singular flambée, masculine plural flambés, feminine plural flambées)

  1. past participle of flamber