from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. fritter (with a fruit or vegetable filling)
- n. A Louisiana style fried donut or fritter covered in powdered sugar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fritter composed of various ingredients.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deep-fried, yeast-raised doughnut dusted with confectioners' sugar
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.