loukoumades

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek, ultimately from Arabic لقمة (luqma(t), morsel).

Noun[edit]

loukoumades (plural only)

  1. Pastries made of deep-fried dough soaked in sugar syrup or honey and cinnamon, and sometimes sprinkled with sesame. (used especially of the Greek version of these pastries)
    • 2009 April 12, Kris Ensminger, “Lamb Aplenty”, New York Times:
      A $28 traditional Greek dinner, available after 5 p.m. next Sunday, will feature magiritsa, Greek salad, rotisserie- or oven-roasted lamb and loukoumades — Greek-style doughnuts.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • lokma (used especially of the Turkish variant of this pastry)

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