Definitions

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

  • noun A noodle-dough dumpling filled typically with spiced minced pork or other ground meat, usually boiled in soup or fried and eaten as a side dish.

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  • noun A Chinese dumpling, often stuffed with varieties of meat or seafood and vegetables.

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  • noun a Chinese dumpling filled with spiced minced pork; usually served in soup
  • noun a soup with won ton dumplings

Etymologies

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

[Cantonese wan4 tan1, from Middle Chinese xɦuntɦun (also the source of Mandarin húntún).]

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