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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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
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كَعْكَه طَويلَه
çikolata ve kremalı pasta


[ɪˈklɛər] néclair m (CUISINE)
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nEclair nt, → Liebesknochen m
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[ˈeɪklɛəʳ] nbigné m inv
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(iˈklea) noun
a long iced cake usually with cream filling and chocolate icing.
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Bredin had entrenched himself behind the cash-desk, peering nervously at Paul through the cream, and Paul, pouring forth abuse in his native tongue, was brandishing a chocolate eclair. The situation looked good to the spectator.
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And Cadbury Heroes were heavy on the Eclairs, with 12 in a 660g tub, but light on the Wispas, of which there were just nine.
Eclairs: Place dough onto parchment lined pans in log shapes, each about 5 inches long and approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter.
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