[ oo-don ]
/ ˈu dɒn /


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