Definition of éclair
: a usually chocolate-frosted oblong pastry filled with whipped cream or custard
Recent Examples of éclair from the Web
J’aime will sell La Colombe coffee, viennoiserie (such as croissants), pastries (such as fruit tarts, eclairs, madeleines, merveilleux), quiches and sandwiches for lunch, sweet crepes, and a small bread line (baguettes, mostly).
We’re talking cookies, cakes, tarts, bars, brownies, galettes, eclairs, tortes and petit fours — and then some.
In addition to classic eclairs and Bundts, this Russian bakery's Instagram account is full of beautiful images of layer cakes decorated with colorful brushstrokes made from chocolate.
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Origin and Etymology of éclair
French, literally, lightning
First Known Use: 1861See Words from the same year
ÉCLAIR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of éclair for English Language Learners
: a type of long pastry that is filled with whipped cream or a sweet cream filling and usually topped with chocolate
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