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A small, usually ring-shaped or twisted cake of sweet dough fried in deep fat.

[From obsolete Dutch krulle-koken, rolled-up cake, from Middle Dutch crulle-koken, to curl, from crulle, curly.]


(ˈkrʌlə) or


(Cookery) US and Canadian a light sweet ring-shaped cake, fried in deep fat
[C19: from Dutch krulle, from krullen to curl]


(ˈkrʌl ər)

1. a twisted oblong pastry of doughnut dough, deep-fried and sugared.
2. a light raised doughnut, usu. having a ridged surface topped with icing.
[1795–1805; < Dutch krul curl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cruller - small friedcake formed into twisted strips and friedcruller - small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts
friedcake - small cake in the form of a ring or twist or ball or strip fried in deep fat


[ˈkrʌləʳ] N (US) → buñuelo m
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