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flame Idioms & Phrases


candle flame

  • noun the light provided by a burning candle
    candlelight.
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Flame bridge

  • a bridge wall. See Bridge, n., 5.
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flame bush

  • noun Australian shrub having simple obovate leaves and brilliant scarlet flowers
    coral bush; Templetonia retusa.
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flame cell

  • noun organ of excretion in flatworms
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Flame color

  • brilliant orange or yellow. B. Jonson.
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flame durrajong

  • noun south Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers
    flame durrajong; Sterculia acerifolia; Brachychiton acerifolius.
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Flame engine

  • an early name for the gas engine.
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flame fish

  • noun a cardinalfish found in tropical Atlantic coastal waters
    flamefish; Apogon maculatus.
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flame flower

  • noun a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
    tritoma; flameflower; kniphofia; flame flower.
  • noun plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
    flameflower; Talinum aurantiacum; flame flower.
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Flame manometer

  • an instrument, invented by Koenig, to obtain graphic representation of the action of the human vocal organs. See Manometer.
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flame nettle

  • noun any of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers
    coleus.
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flame pea

  • noun any of several small shrubs or twining vines having entire or lobed leaves and racemes of yellow to orange-red flowers; Australia
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Flame reaction

  • (Chem.), a method of testing for the presence of certain elements by the characteristic color imparted to a flame; as, sodium colors a flame yellow, potassium violet, lithium crimson, boracic acid green, etc. Cf. Spectrum analysis, under Spectrum.
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flame stitch

  • noun needlepoint embroidery stitch that produces zigzag lines
    bargello.
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flame tokay

  • noun purplish-red table grape
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Flame tree

  • noun a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
    Nuytsia floribunda; fire tree; Christmas tree.
  • noun showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    flamboyant; Poinciana regia; royal poinciana; peacock flower; Delonix regia.
  • noun north Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves
    Brachychiton australis; broad-leaved bottletree.
  • noun south Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers
    flame durrajong; Sterculia acerifolia; Brachychiton acerifolius.
  • noun tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery
    mimosa bush; Acacia farnesiana; scented wattle; huisache; sweet acacia; sweet wattle; cassie.
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  • (Bot.), a tree with showy scarlet flowers, as the Rhododendron arboreum in India, and the Brachychiton acerifolium of Australia.
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flame up

  • verb burn brightly
    blaze up; flare; burn up.
    • Every star seemed to flare with new intensity
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flame-colored

  • adjective satellite having the brilliant orange-red color of flames
    flame-colored.
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Flame"-col`ored adjective
Definitions
  1. Of the color of flame; of a bright orange yellow color. Shak.
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flame-coloured

  • adjective satellite having the brilliant orange-red color of flames
    flame-colored.
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flame-flower

  • noun a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
    tritoma; flameflower; kniphofia; flame flower.
  • noun plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
    flameflower; Talinum aurantiacum; flame flower.
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flame-orange

  • adjective satellite of orange tinged with red
    red-orange; reddish-orange.
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flame-out

  • noun the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
  • noun a complete or conspicuous failure
    • the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings
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flame-retardant

  • adjective satellite resistant to catching fire
    flameproof.
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flaming poppy

  • noun California wild poppy with bright red flowers
    wind poppy; Papaver heterophyllum; Stylomecon heterophyllum.
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narrow-leaved flame flower

  • noun similar to Talinum aurantiacum but with narrower leaves and yellow-orange flowers; southwestern United States
    Talinum augustissimum.
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Sensitive flame

  • (Physics), a gas flame so arranged that under a suitable adjustment of pressure it is exceedingly sensitive to sounds, being caused to roar, flare, or become suddenly shortened or extinguished, by slight sounds of the proper pitch.
Webster 1913

Singing flame

  • (Acoustics), a flame, as of hydrogen or coal gas, burning within a tube and so adjusted as to set the air within the tube in vibration, causing sound. The apparatus is called also chemical harmonicon.
Webster 1913