won-ton

won ton

[won ton]
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.
Also, wonton.


Origin:
1930–35; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn tān, akin to Chinese húntun dumpling

wanton, won ton.
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won ton (ˈwɒn ˈtɒn)
 
n
1.  a dumpling filled with spiced minced pork, usually served in soup
2.  soup containing such dumplings
 
[from Chinese (Cantonese) wan t'an pastry]

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