cruller

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cruller small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cruller krŭl"lẽr A kind of sweet cake cut in strips and curled or twisted, and fried crisp in boiling fat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cruller A cake cut from rolled dough made of eggs, butter, sugar, flour, etc., fried to crispness in boiling lard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cruller krul′ėr a cake cut from rolled dough made of eggs, butter, sugar, flour, &c., fried crisp in boiling lard.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Curl
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Dut. krullen, to curl.

Usage

In literature:

Martie held the empty tin pan in one hand, in the other was a half-eaten cruller.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
On freshly-cut palm leaves were heaped huge piles of brown crullers, and these were flanked by pans of baked beans.
"Wakulla" by Kirk Munroe
Fruit cake, crullers and doughnuts, and mince pies!
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
They all went to the kitchen, where they found Mrs. Jenkins just finishing a batch of golden brown crullers.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
With the addition of four crullers and a slab of cold bread pudding filched from the pantry, our preparations were now complete.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
When she came out she asked her mother: 'Ma, can I have a cruller?
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
They made war upon the dark hall in the double-decker, and upon the cruller bakery.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Sandwiches, cakes, and crullers are also to be had.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
At midnight Tharon and young Paula made huge pots of coffee which they dispensed along with crullers.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
She has been helping us make crumpets, crullers, gingerbread, and cake.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
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In news:

And Chinese Crullers and Congee in Tarrytown.
Dunkin's Cruller lovers have a hole in their lives.
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