beignet

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French beignet, from Middle French bignet, from Old French bignet (fried dough enveloping a food substance), a diminutive of Old French bigne, bugne, buyne (lump, swelling), from Old Frankish *bungjo (lump, bump, swelling), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (lump, heap, crowd), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (thick, dense, fat). Cognate with Old High German bungo ("swelling, tuber"; > German Bunge), Dutch bonk (lump, clump), Gothic [script?] (buggja, tuber, swelling). Related to bun, bunk, bunch, bunion. Also connected to Gaulish *bunia and Gaelic bonnach "cake, biscuit."

Noun[edit]

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beignet (plural beignets)

  1. (UK) fritter (with a fruit or vegetable filling)
  2. (US) A Louisiana style fried donut or fritter covered in powdered sugar.
    We sat in a New Orleans cafe eating beignets and sipping cappuccinos.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French beignet

Noun[edit]

beignet

  1. beignet

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