zeppole

noun zep·po·le
variants: less commonly

zeppoli

\-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of zeppole

plural

zeppole

also

zeppoli

  1. :  a doughnut made from cream puff dough

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Origin and Etymology of zeppole

Italian zeppole, plural of zeppola fritter, from Italian dialect (southern Italy), perhaps from Late Latin zippulae, a kind of sweet; zeppoli from It, plural of zeppolo, alteration of zeppola


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