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buñuelo

[boon-yoo-ey-loh; Spanish boo-nywe-law] /ˌbun yuˈeɪ loʊ; Spanish buˈnywɛ lɔ/
noun, plural buñuelos
[boon-yoo-ey-lohz; Spanish boo-nywe-laws] /ˌbun yuˈeɪ loʊz; Spanish buˈnywɛ lɔs/ (Show IPA).
Mexican Cookery.
1.
a thin, round, fried pastry, often dusted with cinnamon sugar.
Origin
< Mexican Spanish; Spanish: doughnut, fritter; compare Catalan bunyol bun, bony lump, bulge; akin to the Romance base of bunion, beignet
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noun

a thin deep-fried Mexican pastry sprinkled with cinnamon sugar

Usage Note

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