gugelhupf

noun gu·gel·hupf \ˈgügəlˌhu̇(p)f\
variants: or

gugelhof

less commonly

gougelhof

\-hȯf\

Definition of gugelhupf

plural

-s

  1. :  a semisweet cake usually of yeast-leavened dough containing raisins, citron, and nuts and baked in a fluted tube pan

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Origin and Etymology of gugelhupf

German gugelhupf, gugelhopf, from gugel cowl, monk's hood (from Middle High German gugel, gugele, from Old High German cuculā, cugelā, from Late Latin cuculla) + hupf, hopf, variant of dialect (Bavaria) hepfen yeast (from Old High German heffan to raise, heave) — more at cowl (hood), heave


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