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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bear claw, bear paw(noun)

    almond-flavored yeast-raised pastry shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear's claw

  2. bear claw(noun)

    an incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery

  3. bear claw(noun)

    claw of a bear; often used in jewelry

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  1. bear claw(Noun)

    A large, sweet pastry filled with raisins and spices

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  1. Bear claw

    A bear claw is a sweet breakfast food, chiefly popular in the United States during the mid-1920s. It is an almond -flavored, yeast-raised pastry shaped in a large, irregular semicircle with slices around the outside, evoking the shape of a bear's claw. Bear claws often contain almond paste or raisins. Other fillings include butter pecan, dates, cream cheese, grape, cherry and apple—although this is often referred to as an apple fritter. Bear claws are also offered by doughnut shops as paw shaped doughnuts with apple pie–style filling, but the common interpretation of the bear claw is as a pastry rather than a doughnut. Bear claws are mentioned in the U.S. Regional Dialect Survey Results, Question #87, "Do you use the term 'bear claw' for a kind of pastry"? Bear claws are one of the doughnuts mentioned in the song Albuquerque by "Weird Al" Yankovic.


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