cruller

[kruhl-er]
noun
1.
a rich, light cake cut from a rolled dough and deep-fried, usually having a twisted oblong shape and sometimes topped with sugar or icing.
2.
Also called French cruller. a rich, light, raised doughnut, often with a ridged surface and sometimes topped with white icing.
Also, kruller.


Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism; < Dutch krul curl + -er1

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cruller or kruller (ˈkrʌlə)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a light sweet ring-shaped cake, fried in deep fat
 
[C19: from Dutch krulle, from krullen to curl]
 
kruller or kruller
 
n
 
[C19: from Dutch krulle, from krullen to curl]

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cruller
1818, Amer.Eng., apparently from Du. cruller, from crullen "to curl."
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They made war upon the dark hall in the double-decker, and upon the cruller bakery.
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