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rugelach

noun, rug·e·lach \ˈrü-gə-ləḵ\

Definition of rugelach

plural rugelach

  1. :  a pastry made with cream-cheese dough that is rolled around a filling (as nuts, jam, or chocolate) and baked



Variants of rugelach

also rugalach \ˈrü-gə-ləḵ\

Origin of rugelach

Yiddish rugelekh, rogelekh, plural of rugele, rogele, diminutive of rog corner, of Slavic origin; akin to Polish róg horn, corner


First Known Use: 1941


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