Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small dense pastry filled with bean paste, ground lotus seeds, or other ingredients, traditionally eaten during the Chinese moon festival.

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  • noun A rich, dense Chinese pastry with a variety of fillings, usually to eat in Zhongqiu Festival.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of Mandarin yuèbǐng (yuè, moon + bǐng, flatbread, cake) and its equivalents in other varieties of Chinese, such as Cantonese jyut6 beng2.]

Examples

  • Practically every food shop, restaurant, duty-free and department store I've visited here has had some kind of mooncake boxed assortment on offer, in elaborate packaging.

    Boing Boing

  • My Chinese friend said this would be used to make a simple Chinese almond cookie, or a special kind of mooncake you know, the kind with sweetened bean filling.

    My Cooking Gadget Antiques Blogshow

  • A '' 'mooncake' '' ([[Simplified Chinese | Simplified]]: 月饼; [[Traditional Chinese | Traditional]]: 月餅; [[Hanyu pinyin]]: yuèbĭng) is a heavy [[Chinese]] [[pastry]].

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • A '' 'mooncake' '' ([[Simplified Chinese | Simplified]]: 月饼; [[Traditional Chinese | Traditional]]: 月餅; [[Hanyu pinyin]]: yuèbĭng) is a heavy [[Chinese]] [[pastry]].

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • A '' 'mooncake' '' ([[Simplified Chinese | Simplified]]: 月饼; [[Traditional Chinese | Traditional]]: 月餅; [[Hanyu pinyin]]: yuèbĭng) is a heavy [[Chinese]] [[pastry]].

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • A '' 'mooncake' '' ([[Simplified Chinese | Simplified]]: 月饼; [[Traditional Chinese | Traditional]]:

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • A '' 'mooncake' '' ([[Simplified Chinese | Simplified]]: 月饼; [[Traditional Chinese | Traditional]]:

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • A '' 'mooncake' '' ([[Simplified Chinese | Simplified]]: 月饼; [[Traditional Chinese | Traditional]]:

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Niu Shupei/Xinhua/Zumapress.com A child looked at a giant mooncake in a store in Xuchang, central China's Henan province, on Sept. 1.

    Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

  • Zhang Chi/Xinhua/Zumapress.com A panda ate a bamboo mooncake Saturday in a zoo in Weifang, east China's Shandong province.

    Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

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  • A pastry made and consumed for Chinese lunar festivals.

    December 17, 2007