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momo

[moh-moh]
noun, plural mo·mo, mo·mos.
  1. a steamed or fried dumpling, typical of South Asian cuisine.
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Origin of momo

First recorded in 1920–25, momo is from the Tibetan word momo, mog mog
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Historical Examples of momo

  • The wild peach (momo) blooms at the same time, but attracts little attention.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2

    Various

  • There was a proverb, Τῷ Μώμῳ ἀρέσκειν Momo santisfacere; vide Adagia Variorum, 1643, p. 58.

  • The peach (Chinese tao, Japanese momo) is a symbol of marriage, but also of longevity.

  • Ngandina—Maternal uncle or father-in-law; vocative form in the case of father-in-law, is ngandi or momo.

    The Fijians

    Basil Thomson