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clafoutis

or cla·fou·ti

[ klah-foo-tee ]
/ ˌklɑ fuˈti /
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noun, plural cla·fou·tis [klah-foo-tee]. /ˌklɑ fuˈti/.

a tart made of fruit, especially cherries, baked in a thick, sweet batter.

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Origin of clafoutis

First recorded in 1925-30; from French dialect (central) clafoutis, clafouti ; further origin uncertain; perhaps a blend of dialectal clafir, claufir “to cover, fill, scatter, strew or decorate with ornaments,” from Old French “to nail, fix with nails,” from Latin clāvō figere “to fasten with a nail” (equivalent to clāvō, ablative singular of clāvus + figere ) and foutis, noun use of foutis, simple past of foutre “to have intercourse (with)”; see fouter
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