[ won ton ]
/ ˈwɒn ˌtɒn /
(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.
a soup containing won tons.
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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
/ (ˈwɒn ˈtɒn) /
noun Chinese cookery
a dumpling filled with spiced minced pork, usually served in soup
soup containing such dumplings
Word Origin for won ton
from Chinese (Cantonese) wan t'an pastry
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