flambeaux


noun, plural flam·beaux [flam-bohz] /ˈflæm boʊz/, flam·beaus.

  1. a flaming torch.
  2. a torch for use at night in illuminations, processions, etc.
  3. a large, decorated candlestick.
  4. an ornament having the form of a flaming torch.

noun plural -beaux (-bəʊ, -bəʊz) or -beaus

  1. a burning torch, as used in night processions
  2. a large ornamental candlestick
n.

also flambeaux, 1630s, from French flambeau, from flambe “flame” (see flamboyant).

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