Clafoutis Definition

A baked dessert composed of a layer of fresh fruit topped with a thick batter.
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Origin of Clafoutis

  • French from French dialectal (Berry, Limousin) French dialectal claufir to stud, strew or ornament with objects like nails (the cherries of a clafoutis being likened to studs) (from Old French to attach with nails) (from Latin clāvō fīgere) (clāvō) (ablative sing. of clāvus nail) (fīgere to fix, fasten fix) foutis nominalized form of foutre to stick in, stuff footle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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