from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A ring-shaped cake baked in a tube pan that has fluted sides.

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  • n. A ring-shaped cake, of German origin, baked in a decorative, often fluted, mould


Originally a trademark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See bundt#Etymology. (Wiktionary)


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