See under (def 2).
[flan, flahn; for 1 also Spanish flahn; for 2 also French flahn] /flæn, flɑn; for 1 also Spanish flɑn; for 2 also French flɑ̃/
noun, plural flans
[flanz, flahnz; for 2 alsoFrench flahn] /flænz, flɑnz; for 2 alsoFrench flɑ̃/ (Show IPA). Spanish, flanes
[flah-nes] /ˈflɑ nɛs/ (Show IPA), for 1.
Spanish Cookery. a dessert of sweetened egg custard with a caramel topping.
an open, tartlike pastry, the shell of which is baked in a bottomless band of metal (flan ring) on a baking sheet, removed from the ring and filled with custard, cream, fruit, etc.
a piece of metal shaped ready to form a coin, but not yet stamped by the die.
the metal of which a coin is made, as distinct from its design.
an open pastry or sponge tart filled with fruit or a savoury mixture
a piece of metal ready to receive the die or stamp in the production of coins; shaped blank; planchet
“open tart,” 1846, from French flan “custard tart, cheesecake,” from Old French flaon (12c.), from Medieval Latin flado, probably a Germanic borrowing (cf. Frankish *flado, Old High German flado “offering cake,” Middle High German vlade “a broad, thin cake,” Dutch vla “baked custard”), from Proto-Germanic *flatho(n), akin to words for “flat” and probably from PIE root *plat- “to spread” (see place). Borrowed earlier as flawn (c.1300), from Old French.
- Flap amputation
flap amputation n. Amputation in which flaps of muscular and cutaneous tissues are used to cover the end of the bone. Also called flap operation.
[flap-dood-l] /ˈflæpˌdud l/ noun, Informal. 1. nonsense; bosh. /ˈflæpˌduːdəl/ noun 1. (slang) foolish talk; nonsense n. 1833, originally “the stuff they feed fools on” [Marryat]; an arbitrary formation. noun Nonsense; foolishness; baloney: He then goes on to utter other flap-doodle for the nourishment of the mind (1833+)
noun 1. Also called falling door. a door hinged at the bottom so as to fall downward and outward. 2. a door placed horizontally or on a shallow incline, as an exterior cellar door.
[flap-drag-uh n] /ˈflæpˌdræg ən/ noun 1. an old game in which the players snatch raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and eat them. 2. the object so caught and eaten.