(in Chinese–American cuisine) a thin cylindrical casing of wheat–and–egg dough filled with a shredded mixture of cabbage, bamboo shoots, meat or shrimp, etc., and fried in deep fat.
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How to use egg roll in a sentence
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Filipinos have adapted the Chinese egg roll to create one of their national dishes, called lumpia.
British Dictionary definitions for egg roll
a Chinese-American dish consisting of egg dough filled with a minced mixture of pork, bamboo shoots, onions, etc, and browned in deep fat
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