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French cruller

noun
  1. cruller(def 2).
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cruller

or krul·ler

[kruhl-er]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. Also called French cruller. a rich, light, raised doughnut, often with a ridged surface and sometimes topped with white icing.
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Origin of cruller

1795–1805, Americanism; < Dutch krul curl + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for french-cruller

cruller

kruller

noun
  1. US and Canadian a light sweet ring-shaped cake, fried in deep fat
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Word Origin

C19: from Dutch krulle, from krullen to curl
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Word Origin and History for french-cruller

cruller

n.

1805, American English, apparently from Dutch kruller, from krullen "to curl," from Middle Dutch crullen, related to curl.

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