bear claw


: a filled pastry that is cut and fanned to resemble a bear's foot

Examples of bear claw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lucky Donuts Lucky carries regular doughnuts, some with cereal toppings like cookie crisp and fancies, like peanut butter and jelly pocket, bear claw, cronut and apple fritter. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 1 June 2023 Choose from cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, bear claw and French cruller doughnuts. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 1 June 2023 The area has excellent fodder for hikers, car campers, and paddlers, and hungry road trippers won’t want to miss grabbing a huckleberry bear claw at the historic Polebridge Mercantile on their way out. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 23 June 2022 There are several gravel routes to get you there, but the goal is the same: to sink your teeth into a famous huckleberry bear claw from the Polebridge Mercantile. Outside Online, 7 Apr. 2022 Hauswald recommends the bear claw at Bovine Bakery and the raisin and rosemary focaccia at Tomales Bakery. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, 8 July 2019 Five years ago, Kostos started selling croissants and bear claws at Northeast Ohio farmers markets, and quickly gained a following while working out of her home kitchen. Anne Nickoloff,, 16 Sep. 2019 Some were dented or even pierced through with bear claw markings., 22 Aug. 2019 On the preview night, it was stocked with muffins, almond bear claws and butter croissants. Nikki Delamotte,, 15 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bear claw was in 1915

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“Bear claw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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