[ ben-yey; French be-nye ]
/ bɛnˈyeɪ; French bɛˈnyɛ /
noun, plural bei·gnets [ben-yeyz; French be-nye] /bɛnˈyeɪz; French bɛˈnyɛ/.
a fritter or doughnut.
French Cookery. any fruit, vegetable, seafood, etc., dipped in batter and deep-fried.
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Nor in gougre or beignet or bouche will Parmesan betray confidence.The Feasts of Autolycus|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for beignet
/ (ˈbɛnjeɪ) /
mainly US and Canadian a square deep-fried pastry served hot and sprinkled with icing sugar
Word Origin for beignet
C19: French bignet filled pastry, from buyne, literally: bump or lump
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