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flambeau (ˈflæmbəʊ



(plural) -beaux  (-bəʊ; -bəʊz)  or -beaus
  1. a burning torch, as used in night processions
  2. a large ornamental candlestick

Word Origin

C17: from Old French: torch, literally: a little flame, from flambe flame

Example Sentences Including 'flambeau'

This could be a nearby candle or a distant flambeau , who could tell.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)


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