American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Southern Louisiana A square doughnut with no hole: "a New Orleans coffeehouse selling beignets, an insidious Louisianian cousin of the doughnut that exists to get powdered sugar on your face” ( Los Angeles Times).
- n. Southern Louisiana A fritter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fritter composed of various ingredients.
- n. UK fritter (with a fruit or vegetable filling)
- n. US A Louisiana style fried donut or fritter covered in powdered sugar.
- n. a deep-fried, yeast-raised doughnut dusted with confectioners' sugar
- From Louisiana French beignet, from Middle French bignet, from Old French bignet ("fried dough enveloping a food substance"), a diminutive of Old French bigne, bugne, buyne ("lump, swelling"), from Old Frankish *bungjo (“lump, bump, swelling”), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (“lump, heap, crowd”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (“thick, dense, fat”). Cognate with Old High German bungo ("swelling, tuber"; > German Bunge), Dutch bonk ("lump, clump"), Gothic (buggja, "tuber, swelling"). Related to bun, bunk, bunch, bunion. Also connected to Gaulish *bunia and Gaelic bonnach "cake, biscuit." (Wiktionary)
- French, fritter, of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, a little powdered sugar on some fried dough, you've got what they call a beignet in New Orleans.”
“But what was more disheartening than watching a defense that a lot of people, myself included, believed had shown signs of evolving into a championship caliber unit, be picked apart like a beignet was the Patriots downright un-Patriotic play in all three phrases of the game, from poor throws to busted coverages to missed field goals.”
“There's a tiny lump of foie on the inside of this sweet beignet which is pate a choux dough, deep-fried, right?”
“ A beignet is a kind of fried French-style doughnut. ”
“That’s called a beignet — great with an iced cafe au lait when you’re hammered after a night in the French Quarter. steve duncan Says:”
“Chuckling, he polished off his beignet and brushed sugar from his hands.”
“Breaking off a couple of pieces from the beignet, he tossed them in front of the optimistic pigeons.”
“Servings of the mocha beignet ($10) and the Earl Grey crème brûlée with lemon-lime sorbet ($10) are small enough to not invoke too much guilt.”
“After a few sips, I set the cup down and picked up a beignet.”
“Her small hand reaching out to a cajoling rescuer and then, there she was, powder-dusted like a small caramel beignet for a moment, but then bathed in repeated pours of bottled water to cleanse her, big eyes blinking as she looked around at the hub-bub, and the carnage ... the barely settling back to earth of everything on its surface after being upset by hell quaking below.”
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