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Meaning of flan

flan

Pronunciation: (flan, flän for 1 also Sp. flän for 2 also Fr. flän), [key]
— pl. flans fla•nes
  1. a dessert of sweetened egg custard with a caramel topping.
  2. 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.
  3. a piece of metal shaped ready to form a coin, but not yet stamped by the die.
  4. the metal of which a coin is made, as distinct from its design.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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