Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A baked dessert composed of a layer of fresh fruit topped with a thick batter.

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  • noun A French dessert made by baking fresh fruit (traditionally cherries) with a batter.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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; see fix) + *foutis, nominalized form of foutre, to stick in, stuff; see footle.]

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Borrowing from French

Examples

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  • Variant of clafouti, a baked dessert made from a layer of fresh fruit topped by a layer of thick batter.

    January 13, 2009

  • “A French cobbler, with fruit (usually cherries) on the bottom, custard, and a rough batter crust baked on top”

    Ochef.com, Cobbler, Crisp, Crumble, Grunt, Slump—You Get the Picture

    April 6, 2010