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

Definition of wonton in English:


(In Chinese cooking) a small dumpling or roll with a savory filling, often of minced pork, usually eaten boiled in soup.
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.


From Chinese (Cantonese dialect) wān t῾ān.

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