|Type||Dessert or snack|
|Place of origin||Europe|
|Region or state||Global|
|Associated cuisine||Roman cuisine|
|Serving temperature||Room temperature or cold|
The English word "flan", and the earlier forms "flaune" and "flawn", come from the Old French flaon (modern French flan), in turn from the early Medieval Latin fladō (accusative fladōnem), of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root meaning "flat" or "broad".