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won ton

[won ton] /ˈwɒn ˌtɒn/
(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.
a soup containing won tons.
Origin of won ton
dialectal Chinese
1930-35; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn tān, akin to Chinese húntun dumpling
Can be confused
wanton, won ton. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for won ton
  • Lunch combinations include your choice of entrée, steamed or fried rice, choice of egg drop or won ton soup and an egg roll.
  • Participants will enjoy everything from freshly cooked won ton dumplings to steamed salt fish and ground pork.
British Dictionary definitions for won ton

won ton

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