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 (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.]
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(ˌsɒpaɪˈpiːjə) or


(Cookery) Mexican deep-fried pastry
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(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, soup]
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