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won ton

or wonton

[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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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."

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