(def 2).
[kruhl-er] /ˈkrʌl ər/
a rich, light cake cut from a rolled dough and deep-fried, usually having a twisted oblong shape and sometimes topped with sugar or icing.
Also called French cruller. a rich, light, raised doughnut, often with a ridged surface and sometimes topped with white icing.
(US & Canadian) a light sweet ring-shaped cake, fried in deep fat

1805, American English, apparently from Dutch kruller, from krullen “to curl,” from Middle Dutch crullen, related to curl.


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