a small, oblong pastry shell filled with flavored custard or whipped cream and covered with frosting
Origin of éclairFr, literally , flash of lightning: connection uncertain
An elongated pastry filled with custard or whipped cream and usually iced with chocolate.
Origin of eclairFrench 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 Indo-European roots.