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spring roll

[ spring-rohl ]
/ ˈsprɪŋ ˌroʊl /
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noun

(in Asian cuisine) a cylindrical casing of rice paper, or sometimes wheat-and-egg dough, filled with a shredded mixture of vegetables and often meat or seafood, served fresh or deep-fried.Compare summer roll.

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Origin of spring roll

First recorded in 1925–30; translation of Chinese chūn-juǎn; so named because vegetable snacks are associated with the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), the beginning of spring in the Chinese lunar calendar
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spring roll

noun

a Chinese dish consisting of a savoury mixture of vegetables and meat rolled up in a thin pancake and fried
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