- 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.
- Also called French cruller. a rich, light, raised doughnut, often with a ridged surface and sometimes topped with white icing.
Origin of cruller
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- US and Canadian a light sweet ring-shaped cake, fried in deep fat
C19: from Dutch krulle, from krullen to curl
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Word Origin and History for french-cruller
1805, American English, apparently from Dutch kruller, from krullen "to curl," from Middle Dutch crullen, related to curl.
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