cruller
noun Etymology: Dutch krulle, a twisted cake, from krul curly, from Middle Dutch crul — more at curl Date: 1801 1. a small sweet cake in the form of a twisted strip fried in deep fat 2. Northern & Midland an unraised doughnut

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cruller — Crul ler (kr[u^]l l[ e]r), n. [Cf. {Curl}.] A kind of sweet cake cut in strips and curled or twisted, and fried crisp in boiling fat. [Also written {kruller}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cruller — 1805, Amer.Eng., apparently from Du. kruller, from krullen to curl, from M.Du. crullen, related to CURL (Cf. curl) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cruller — ☆ cruller [krul′ər ] n. [Du kruller < krullen, to CURL] 1. a kind of twisted doughnut made with a rich dough 2. Now Dial. any friedcake or doughnut …   English World dictionary

  • Cruller — Chocolate covered French cruller A cruller, or twister, is a twisted and usually ring shaped fried pastry. It is traditionally made of dough somewhat like that of a cake doughnut, often topped with plain powdered sugar; powdered sugar mixed with… …   Wikipedia

  • cruller — /krul euhr/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • cruller — noun A donut / doughnut in the form of a twisted ring …   Wiktionary

  • cruller — crul|ler [ krʌlər ] noun count AMERICAN a small sweet cake with a curly or twisted shape, cooked in oil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cruller — see CURL …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • cruller — n. ring of fried dough …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cruller — [ krʌlə] noun N. Amer. a small cake made of rich dough twisted or curled and fried in deep fat. Origin C19: from Du. kruller, from krullen to curl …   English new terms dictionary

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