[ oo-don ]
/ ˈu dɒn /


thick, white Japanese noodles made from wheat flour, often served in soup.

Nearby words

  1. udmurt,
  2. udmurt autonomous republic,
  3. udmurt republic,
  4. udo,
  5. udometer,
  6. udon thani,
  7. udp,
  8. udr,
  9. uefa,
  10. uele

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Examples from the Web for udon

  • To provide for any among them that did not love sweet things we had the soba or the udon brought to us by their vender.

    A Japanese Boy|Shigemi Shiukichi
  • Genji smiled slightly, and said: "That is a very great compliment; but the Udon tree does not blossom so easily."

  • The soba is a sort of vermicelli made of buckwheat, and the udon a kind of macaroni, solid and not in tubes.

    A Japanese Boy|Shigemi Shiukichi

British Dictionary definitions for udon


/ (ˈuːdɒn) /


(in Japanese cookery) large noodles made of wheat flour

Word Origin for udon


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