beignet

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noun bei·gnet \ˌbān-ˈyā, ˌben-\

Definition of beignet

  1. 1 :  fritter

  2. 2 :  a light square doughnut usually sprinkled with powdered sugar

Origin and Etymology of beignet

American French & French; American French, from French, from Medieval French bignet, from buyne bump, bruise


First Known Use: 1827

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