Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To drench with a liquor, such as brandy, and ignite.
  • adjective Served flaming in ignited liquor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ceramics, having a changeable or iridescent luster, as certain porcelains, due to the heat of the furnace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Ceramics) Decorated by glaze splashed or irregularly spread upon the surface, or apparently applied at the top and allowed to run down the sides; -- said of pieces of Chinese porcelain.
  • adjective (Cooking) dipped in or covered with a flammable liqueur and set afire when served; -- usually used postpositively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Being, or having been, flambéed.
  • noun cooking A showy cooking technique where an alcoholic beverage, such as brandy, is added to hot food and then the fumes are ignited.
  • noun The act of flambéing.
  • noun A flambéed dish.
  • verb To cook with a showy technique where an alcoholic beverage, such as brandy, is added to hot food and then the fumes are ignited.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From French, past participle of flamber, to flame, from Old French, from flambe, flame; see flame.]

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From French

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