flan: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (flan, flän for 1 also Sp. flän for 2 also Fr. flän), [key]
— pl. flans fla•nes
- 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 metalon 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.
- flan (Thesaurus)