a sweetened bread, flavored with raisins and almonds, baked in a ring-shaped mold, and usually dusted with powdered sugar before serving.
Origin: 1885–90; < GermanGugelhopf (orig. Swiss G), Gugelhupf (orig. Austrian, south German dial.), equivalent to Gugel a hood with a liripipe and partial covering for the shoulders, worn in the Middle Ages (Middle High Germangugel,Old High Germanchugela, cucula < Late Latincuculla; see cowl) + -hopf, -hupf, noun derivative of Middle High Germanhopfen to hop1, skip, jump; apparently from the cake's tendency to overflow the pan in a shape likened to the headgear
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.