éclair

noun
\ē-ˈkler, ā-, e-, ə-;ˈē-ˌkler, ˈā-, ˈe- \

Definition of éclair 

: a usually chocolate-frosted oblong pastry filled with whipped cream or custard

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The fare includes more than 40 teas, sandwiches such as slow-braised beef short rib, scones and pastries such as chocolate and mandarin eclairs. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Toast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at one of London's finest afternoon teas," 13 May 2018 Delicate, beautiful, not-too-sweet eclairs are made from scratch. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Macaron Bar opens on Mass Ave. this summer," 14 May 2018 When the eclairs came out of the oven, brown and puffy, there was a gasp of approval. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "ALS robbed this chef of his ability to eat, but not to teach," 11 May 2018 Bouchon Bakery's chocolate cream eclairs also boast a double dose of this gourmet chocolate. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient | The Sacramento Bee," 6 May 2018 Owner Karine Favre-Massartic, who is from Paris, loves French poetry (hence the name) and the work of new-wave patisseries in France that are reimagining eclairs as edible art. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Montrose eclair specialist Café Poêtes is French to the core with Texas twists," 26 Feb. 2018 Consumers with mini eclairs from this lot should throw them away or return them for a full refund. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The company found listeria in a dessert. A week’s production run has been recalled. | Miami Herald," 23 Mar. 2018 Her commitment to French design and technique extended to the eclairs. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Café Poêtes in Montrose," 22 Feb. 2018 The shop also sells eclairs and plans to have gelato on the menu at both shops. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Winter Park's Choulala pins success on one French pastry," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of éclair

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for éclair

French, literally, lightning

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éclair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of éclair

: a type of long pastry that is filled with whipped cream or a sweet cream filling and usually topped with chocolate

éclair

noun
\ā-ˈkler\

Kids Definition of éclair

: a long thin pastry filled with whipped cream or custard

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