AskDefine | Define buns

Dictionary Definition

buns n : the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]

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  1. Plural of bun
  2. buttocks

Extensive Definition

A bun is a small, sweet cake, which may sometimes be referred to as a cupcake or a fairycake. They are commonly sponge cakes, but can be made in a variety of flavours, such as chocolate, vanilla or lemon. Basic buns are made using flour, sugar, eggs and Butter, but the sponge mixture may be flavoured before baking using cocoa or other flavourings. The mixture is then separated into bun tins and cooked for about 15mins.The buns may then be decorated and iced in a similar way to larger cakes. "Bun" can also refer to a kind of filled dumpling, such as Chinese baozi.

Other types of buns

buns in Bulgarian: Кифла
buns in Danish: Bolle (bagværk)
buns in German: Bun
buns in Dutch: Croissant
buns in Japanese: バンズ
buns in Norwegian: Bolle
buns in Norwegian Nynorsk: Bolle
buns in Finnish: Pulla
buns in Swedish: Bulle
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