bu·​ñu·​e·​lo | \ ˌbünyəˈwā(ˌ)lō \
plural -s

Definition of buñuelo

: a flat, semisweet cake made mainly of eggs, flour, and milk fried in deep fat and usually served with sugar and cinnamon or cane syrup

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First Known Use of buñuelo

1740, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buñuelo

Spanish; akin to Catalan bunyol buñuelo, bony bump on the head

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“Buñuelo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bu%C3%B1uelo. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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