flambé(redirected from flambée)
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tr.v. flam·béed, flam·bé·ing, flam·bés
To drench with a liquor, such as brandy, and ignite: flambéed the steak at the table.
Served flaming in ignited liquor: steak flambé.
[From French, past participle of flamber, to flame, from Old French, from flambe, flame; see flame.]
flambé(ˈflɑːmbeɪ; ˈflæm-; French flɑ̃be) or
(Cookery) (of food, such as steak or pancakes) served in flaming brandy
vb, -béing, -béeing, -béd or -béed
(Cookery) (tr) to pour brandy over (food) and ignite it
[French, past participle of flamber to flame]
1. (of food) served in flaming liquor.v.t.
2. to pour liquor over and ignite.
[1885–90; < French, past participle of flamber to flame. See flambeau]
Past participle: flambéed