pate a choux

noun
\ (ˌ)pä-tä-ˈshü How to pronounce pate a choux (audio) \

Definition of pate a choux

: a very light dough used to make pastries : choux pastry … the French pastry dough pate a choux, which is also responsible for cream puffs and eclairs.— Meghan Splawn

First Known Use of pate a choux

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pate a choux

borrowed from French pâte à choux — more at choux pastry

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“Pate a choux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pate%20a%20choux. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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