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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flan, flahn; for 1 also Spanish flahn; for 2 also French flahn]
    • /flæn, flɑn; for 1 also Spanish flɑn; for 2 also French flɑ̃/
    • /flæn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flan, flahn; for 1 also Spanish flahn; for 2 also French flahn]
    • /flæn, flɑn; for 1 also Spanish flɑn; for 2 also French flɑ̃/

Definitions of flan word

  • noun plural flan Spanish Cookery. a dessert of sweetened egg custard with a caramel topping. 1
  • noun plural flan 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. 1
  • noun plural flan a piece of metal shaped ready to form a coin, but not yet stamped by the die. 1
  • noun plural flan the metal of which a coin is made, as distinct from its design. 1
  • noun flan A baked dish consisting of an open-topped pastry case with a savory or sweet filling. 1
  • noun flan tart: sweet pastry 1

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Origin of flan

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < French; Old French flaon < Late Latin fladōn-, stem of fladō < Germanic; compare Old High German flado (German Fladen) flat cake

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Parts of speech for Flan


flan popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

flan usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flan

noun flan

  • plate — the base at which the batter stands and which a base runner must reach safely in order to score a run, typically a five-sided slab of whitened rubber set at ground level at the front corner of the diamond.
  • platter — a large, shallow dish, usually elliptical in shape, for holding and serving food, especially meat or fish.
  • shell — a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusk, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusk.
  • dish — Slang. to gossip about: They talked all night, dishing their former friends.
  • circle — A circle is a shape consisting of a curved line completely surrounding an area. Every part of the line is the same distance from the centre of the area.

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