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n. pl. flam·beaux (-bōz′) or flam·beaus
1. A lighted torch.
2. A large ornamental candlestick.

[French, from Old French, from flambe, flame; see flame.]


n, pl -beaux (-bəʊ; -bəʊz) or -beaus
1. a burning torch, as used in night processions
2. (Furniture) a large ornamental candlestick
[C17: from Old French: torch, literally: a little flame, from flambe flame]


(ˈflæm boʊ)

n., pl. -beaux (-bōz), -beaus.
1. a flaming torch.
2. a large ornamental candlestick.
[1625–35; < French: torch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flambeau - a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)
torch - a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
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