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won ton

[won ton] /ˈwɒn ˌtɒn/
noun
1.
(in Chinese cooking) a dumpling filled with minced pork and spices, usually boiled in and served with soup but sometimes fried as a side dish.
2.
a soup containing won tons.
Origin of won ton
dialectal Chinese
1930-1935
1930-35; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn tān, akin to Chinese húntun dumpling
Can be confused
wanton, won ton.
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won ton

/ˈwɒn ˈtɒn/
noun (Chinese cookery)
1.
a dumpling filled with spiced minced pork, usually served in soup
2.
soup containing such dumplings
Word Origin
from Chinese (Cantonese) wan t'an pastry
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Word Origin and History for wonton
n.

also won ton, 1948, from Cantonese Pinyin wan t'an, Mandarin hun tun "stuffed dumpling."

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