- (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.
Origin of won ton
1930–35; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn tān, akin to Chinese húntun dumpling
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- 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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also won ton, 1948, from Cantonese Pinyin wan t'an, Mandarin hun tun "stuffed dumpling."
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