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[boon-yoo-ey-loh; Spanish boo-nywe-law]
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noun, plural bu·ñu·e·los [boon-yoo-ey-lohz; Spanish boo-nywe-laws] /ˌbun yuˈeɪ loʊz; Spanish buˈnywɛ lɔs/. Mexican Cookery.
  1. a thin, round, fried pastry, often dusted with cinnamon sugar.
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Origin of buñuelo

< Mexican Spanish; Spanish: doughnut, fritter; compare Catalan bunyol bun, bony lump, bulge; akin to the Romance base of bunion, beignet
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