Definitions for rugelach

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word rugelach

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rugulah, rugelach, ruggelach(noun)

    pastry made with a cream cheese dough and different fillings (as raisins and walnuts and cinnamon or chocolate and walnut and apricot preserves)


  1. rugelach(Noun)

    A type of Jewish pastry, which may be filled with various fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.

  2. Origin: רוגלית.


  1. Rugelach

    Rugelach, other spellings: rugelakh, rugulach, rugalach, ruggalach, rogelach, rugalah, rugala, is a Jewish pastry of Ashkenazic origin. A more probable origin is that of its eastern European traditional pastry counterpart called Cornulete. Traditional rugelach are made in the form of a crescent by rolling a triangle of dough around a filling. Some sources state that the rugelach and the French croissant share a common Viennese ancestor, crescent-shaped pastries commemorating the lifting of the Turkish siege, possibly a reference to the Battle of Vienna in 1683. This appears to be an urban legend however, as both the rugelach and its supposed ancestor pre-date the Early Modern era, and the croissant in its modern form did not originate earlier than the 19th century. An alternative form is constructed much like a strudel or nut roll, but unlike those, the rolled dough and filling is cut into slices before baking.

Translations for rugelach

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for rugelach »


Find a translation for the rugelach definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these rugelach definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"rugelach." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for rugelach? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for rugelach:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.