won ton

or won·ton

[won ton]
  1. (in Chinese cooking) a dumpling filled with minced pork and spices, usually boiled in and served with soup but sometimes fried as a side dish.
  2. a soup containing won tons.

Origin of won ton

1930–35; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn tān, akin to Chinese húntun dumpling
Can be confusedwanton won ton
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British Dictionary definitions for won ton

won ton

noun Chinese cookery
  1. a dumpling filled with spiced minced pork, usually served in soup
  2. soup containing such dumplings

Word Origin for won ton

from Chinese (Cantonese) wan t'an pastry
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