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noun [C]     /flæn/
UK a case of pastry or cake without a top , containing fruit or something savoury (= not sweet ) such as cheese : a cheese and onion flan a pear flan a flan dish Pastry and pies US a sweet , soft food made from milk , eggs , and sugar Puddings, desserts and ices
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