Definition of wonton in English:

wonton

Syllabification: won·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈwänˌtän
 
/
(also won ton)

noun

  • (In Chinese cooking) a small dumpling or roll with a savory filling, often of minced pork, usually eaten boiled in soup.
    More example sentences
    • People snack on whatever's around: noodles, wontons or steamed glutinous dumplings wrapped in fragrant leaves.
    • Vicky was particularly keen on the dim sum, which consisted of the Chinese dumplings, spinach wonton, Peking ravioli and mini-spring roll, served with a spicy soy dip and sweet chilli sauce.
    • Kumara chips, sausages, wontons, spring rolls… they've got them all.

Origin

from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) wān t῾ān.

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