bear claw


Definition of 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 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,, "Marie’s Patisserie serves made-from-scratch pastries in Tallmadge," 16 Sep. 2019 Some were dented or even pierced through with bear claw markings., "A tick detective wants to understand what drives tick abundance," 22 Aug. 2019 On the preview night, it was stocked with muffins, almond bear claws and butter croissants. Nikki Delamotte,, "Lucky's Market opens second store in Ohio at Cleveland's Shoppes on Clifton (photos)," 15 May 2018 Favorites include apple strudel, bear claws and kolaches. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018 Apple fritters, sprinkle doughnuts, croissants, bagels, doughnut holes, bear claws, coffee, tea and smoothies are among the varieties offered at this growing local chain, now open on Central Avenue, north of Osborn Road in central Phoenix. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "19 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in May for donuts, salads, tacos, pizza," 1 June 2018 Stop to meet locals and pick up huckleberry bear claws at Polebridge Mercantile & Bakery before venturing toward the park’s west entrance. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Insider Secrets to Optimize Your National Park Visit," 22 Jan. 2018 For lazy Sundays on the couch, go for the mighty bear claw. Catherine O’neill, Bon Appetit, "Read Your February Doughnut Horoscopes and Then Make Them Come True," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bear claw

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Bear claw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bear claw

US : a filled pastry shaped to look like a bear's foot

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