éclair

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

Definition of éclair

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

Origin and Etymology of éclair

French, literally, lightning


First Known Use: 1861


ÉCLAIR Defined for English Language Learners

éclair

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

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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