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Donut vs. Beignet

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Donutnoun

(North America) A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly made in a toroidal or ellipsoidal shape, and mixed with various sweeteners and flavors, sometimes filled with jelly, custard or cream.

Beignetnoun

(UK) A fritter (with a fruit or vegetable filling).

Donutnoun

(North America) Anything in the shape of a torus

Beignetnoun

(US) A Louisiana-style fried doughnut or fritter covered in powdered sugar.

‘We sat in a New Orleans cafe eating beignets and sipping cappuccinos.’;

Donutnoun

a peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of donut; a 360-degree skid.

Beignet

Beignet ( BEN-yay, also US: bayn-YAY, ben-YAY, French: [bɛɲɛ]; lit. 'bump') is a type of fritter, or deep-fried pastry, typically made from pâte à choux, but may also be made from other types of dough, including yeast dough.

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Donutnoun

(North America) A spare tire, smaller and less durable than a full-sized tire, only intended for temporary use.

Donutnoun

A toroidal cushion typically used by hemorrhoid patients.

Donutnoun

An idiot.

Donutnoun

a small ring-shaped friedcake

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