Definitions

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

  • noun A cylindrical casing of rice paper or very thin dough that is filled with minced vegetables and often bits of meat or seafood and may be served fresh or fried.

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  • noun A type of savoury food consisting of shredded vegetables wrapped in a pancake made from rice flour and then fried.
  • noun US An egg roll.

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  • noun minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried

Etymologies

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

[Translation of Chinese terms such as Mandarin chūn juǎn : chūn, spring (since fried spring rolls have traditionally been served around the Chinese New Year, the beginning of spring in the Chinese lunar calendar ) + juǎn, roll.]

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