What's the difference between a roll and a bun?

Cinnamon roll vs. cinnamon bun? Hamburger roll vs. hamburger bun?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    A roll is rolled, and a bun is not. A cinnamon roll begins life as a sheet of dough. It's sprinkled with goodies and then rolled up into a small cylinder shape and baked. A bun is a loaf, like bread.

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  • rena
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    No difference at all......

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    True, as you say. But yet, there can be a hard roll but there is never a hard bun.

    Source(s): Dick whitington's Cat
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  • denise
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    A cinnamon bun is made into a roll before baking, so its one & the same.

    A hamburger roll is a bread bun thats split and filled with a hamburger.

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  • my4
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    I think in some cases the language is based on where you live. Just like I’ll call a Coke a soda but other areas of the US will call it pop or tonic. I make cinnamon rolls all the time but friends of mine raised elsewhere or are older than me call them sticky buns.

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  • 6 months ago

    Buns are a sweeter yeasty bread and rolls are plain dough but many people use the terms interchangeably

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  • 6 months ago

    just the name or region that uses different names for the same items.

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  • 6 months ago

    Rich people eat rolls, the rest of us have buns.

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  • 6 months ago

    I have never heard of a hamburger roll. Typically buns are larger and flatter and somewhat less soft. A roll is typically an unusual puffed up shaped, smaller, and softer.

    • my4
      Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      I think some of the language is based on where you live

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  • 6 months ago

    The name...........

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