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doughnut

noun [C] uk (US also donut)   /ˈdəʊ.nʌt/ us    /ˈdoʊ-/
a small, circular cake, fried in hot fat, either with a hole in the middle or filled with jam: a jam (US jelly) doughnutCakes
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