noun. a deep-fried, yeast-raised doughnut dusted with confectioners' sugar.
1. Noun, singular or mass Although the beignet is lower in fat and calories than a doughnut, it is still considered a sweet treat that you should not eat everyday if you are following a heart-healthy diet. 2. Adjective A box of beignet mix from New Orleans or a package of artisanal bacon from Virginia in your checked luggage is easier to manage than a whole salmon you bring home from your fishing trip in Washington state.