How did the donut get its name?
As it looks like the balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog's
fat andso, it is called donut.
Because donut is made up of dough and shaped like a nut its called Donut
As a dessert item, there is no scientific name for that. Here are some suggestions if there were, however: Eatabus Sugabus Yummitis Fatbuttibus Kriskremestes Belliodan Scarfodon Rex Sweetoothis Chompsis But Seriously... The name for a donut shape is a "torus" -- a circle rotated around a coplanar axis.