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cruller

[kruhl-er] /ˈkrʌl ər/
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
1795-1805, Americanism; < Dutch krul curl + -er1
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  • They made war upon the dark hall in the double-decker, and upon the cruller bakery.
British Dictionary definitions for cruller

cruller

/ˈkrʌlə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a light sweet ring-shaped cake, fried in deep fat
Word Origin
C19: from Dutch krulle, from krullen to curl
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Word Origin and History for cruller
n.

1805, American English, apparently from Dutch kruller, from krullen "to curl," from Middle Dutch crullen, related to curl.

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