- Also flam·béed [flahm-beyd] /flɑmˈbeɪd/. (of food) served in flaming liquor, especially brandy: steak flambé.
- (of a glaze) dense and streaked with contrasting colors, usually red and blue.
- (of a ceramic object) covered with a flambé glaze.
verb (used with object), flam·béed, flam·bé·ing.
- to pour liquor over and ignite.
- (of food, such as steak or pancakes) served in flaming brandy
verb -béing, -béeing, -béd or -béed
- (tr) to pour brandy over (food) and ignite it
1886, of certain types of porcelain, 1906 as a term in cookery, from French flambé, past participle of flamber “to singe, blaze,” from Old French flambe “flame” (see flamboyant).