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(ā-klâr′, ā′klâr′) or e·clair (ē-klâr′, ā-klâr′, ə-klâr′)
An elongated pastry filled with custard or whipped cream and usually iced with chocolate.

[French, from Old French esclair, lightning, from esclairier, to light up, from Vulgar Latin *exclāriāre, from Latin exclārāre : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + clārus, clear; see kelə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]


(eɪˈklɛə; ɪˈklɛə)
(Cookery) 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]


(eɪˈklɛər, ɪˈklɛər, ˈeɪ klɛər)

an elongated cream puff, filled with custard or whipped cream and usu. iced.
[1860–65; < French: literally, lightning (flash), Old French esclair, n. derivative of esclairier to light, flash < Vulgar Latin *exclariāre, for Latin exclārāre=ex- ex-1 + clārāre to make bright]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eclair - oblong cream puffeclair - oblong cream puff      
cream puff, chou - puff filled with cream or custard
chocolate eclair - eclair topped with chocolate
كَعْكَه طَويلَه
çikolata ve kremalı pasta


[ɪˈklɛər] néclair m (CUISINE)


nEclair nt, → Liebesknochen m


[ˈeɪklɛəʳ] nbigné m inv


(iˈklea) noun
a long iced cake usually with cream filling and chocolate icing.
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Jenni Eclair, pictured, stands in for regular host Claudia Winkleman with judges May Martin and Patrick Grant casting a kindly eye over the celebs' sometimes wonky efforts and politely ignoring the fact that Eclair's own linen shift wants a damned good iron.
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