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so·pai·pil·la (sō′pī-pē′yə) or so·pa·pil·la (-pə-)
A crisp, puffy, deep-fried pastry often served with honey or syrup.
[American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish sopaipa
, fried dough sweetened with honey
, from earlier xopaipa
, from Mozarabic xupaipa
, diminutive of šúppa, súppa
, bread soaked in oil
, from Old Spanish sopa
, food soaked in liquid
, of Germanic origin
; see seuə-
in Indo-European roots
sopaipilla (ˌsɒpaɪˈpiːjə) or
(Cookery) Mexican deep-fried pastry
so•pai•pil•la (ˌsoʊ paɪˈpi ə, -yə)
n., pl. -pil•las.
a small deep-fried pastry of yeast dough, usu. served with honey.
[1935–40; < American Spanish < Sp sopaip(a)
fritter or thick pancake soaked in honey; see sop
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The menu included lobster bisque, rib-eye roll stuffed with spinach and blue cheese, lobster cakes, homemade onion and cheese bread and sopapilla
pastries with strawberries and bananas.
As for the rest of the time--when I'm watching ballroom-dancing competitions and searching for batteries for my Bop It and extracting all the sopapilla
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But as the poet points out in the stunning "Suite for the Visiting Dead," the difference is slight: "Laugh, and the not so dead will laugh with you, // because today the line between them and us / is porous as a sopapilla