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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.]
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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]
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n., pl. -beaux (-bōz), -beaus.
1. a flaming torch.
2. a large ornamental candlestick.
[1625–35; < French: torch]
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