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

  • n. A soft, light-textured bread made from eggs, butter, flour, and yeast and formed into a roll or a bun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of bun, of French origin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light sweet pastry (cake, bun or roll) made with flour, butter, yeast, and eggs.
  • n. A knitted foot cushion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sort of pastry made with flour, eggs, and butter.
  • n. A round and stuffed cushion for the feet to rest on.
  • n. A stitch in knitting, originally used in making this kind of footstool.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light roll rich with eggs and butter and somewhat sweet


French, from Old French, from broyer, brier, to knead, of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French (Wiktionary)



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