[ey-klair, ih-klair, ey-klair]
- a finger-shaped cream puff, filled with whipped cream, custard, or pastry cream, often coated with icing.
Origin of éclair
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As all will concede, an eclair is, to say the least, an uncertain quantity.
Quick to find Beauty in a poem or an automobile, an eclair or a man.Seductio Ad Absurdum
"Ginger-snaps, two bananas and an eclair," said the Unwiseman.Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad
John Kendrick Bangs
Her teeth came together upon her eclair and the filling escaped its bounds, landing in many places that it should not have landed.
Mistraon is so fleet that I did not lose sight of Eclair from the time I began to climb the hill of black stones.The Knight of Malta
- a finger-shaped cake of choux pastry, usually filled with cream and covered with chocolate
C19: from French, literally: lightning (probably so called because it does not last long), from éclairer, from Latin clārāre to make bright, from clārus bright
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Word Origin and History for eclair
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