buñuelo

[ boon-yoo-ey-loh; Spanish boo-nywe-law ]
/ ˌbun yuˈeɪ loʊ; Spanish buˈnywɛ lɔ /

noun, plural bu·ñu·e·los [boon-yoo-ey-lohz; Spanish boo-nywe-laws]. /ˌbun yuˈeɪ loʊz; Spanish buˈnywɛ lɔs/.

Mexican Cooking. a thin, round, fried pastry, often dusted with cinnamon sugar.

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Origin of buñuelo

First recorded in 1810–20; from Mexican Spanish, Spanish: “doughnut, fritter”; compare Catalan bunyol “bun,” bony “lump, bulge”; akin to the Romance base of bunion, beignet, bun1
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