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beignet (n.)

"fritter," 1827, from French beignet "fritter, egg-roll, doughnut" (14c.), from Old French buigne "bump, lump," from Frankish or some other Germanic source (compare Middle High German bunge "clod, lump"), or from Gaulish *bunia (compare Gaelic bonnach).

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Definitions of beignet from WordNet

beignet (n.)
a deep-fried, yeast-raised doughnut dusted with confectioners' sugar;
Synonyms: French fritter
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