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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.
Also, wonton.
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 wonton
  • We particularly enjoyed a lunch salad of prawns and greens served in a huge fried wonton with a lip-tinglingly spicy dressing.
  • Squash and mushroom are wrapped in wonton wrappers and sprinkled with fried garlic and walnuts.
  • Order some soup before your meal--try clear-broth soups such as wonton soup, which are generally healthy choices.
  • Vegetable noodle stir-fries, hot-and-sour soup and wonton soup are popular selections.
  • Both egg drop and wonton soup are low in fat and calories and are good choices to help fill you up.
  • The extensive dinner menu starts with appetizers such as spring rolls and fried wonton.
  • Starters include pureed edamame soup and seasoned tofu salad, as well as wonton soup varieties and salads.
  • Start your meal with a bowl of wonton soup, egg drop or hot and sour soup.
  • Starters include three soups including egg drop, wonton and hot and sour.
  • Grab a dim sum here, a bowl of noodles there and a dish of shrimp wonton.
British Dictionary definitions for wonton

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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Word Origin and History for wonton

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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