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dumpling

noun dump·ling \ˈdəmp-liŋ\

: a small lump of dough that is boiled or steamed

: a piece of food that is wrapped in dough and cooked

Full Definition of DUMPLING

1
a :  a small mass of leavened dough cooked by boiling or steaming
b :  a usually baked dessert of fruit wrapped in dough
2
:  something soft and rounded like a dumpling; especially :  a short fat person or animal

Examples of DUMPLING

  1. We had vegetarian dumplings as an appetizer.

Origin of DUMPLING

perhaps alteration of lump
First Known Use: circa 1600
DUMPLING Defined for Kids

dumpling

noun dump·ling \ˈdəmp-liŋ\

Definition of DUMPLING for Kids

1
:  a small amount of dough cooked by boiling or steaming
2
:  a dessert of fruit wrapped in dough

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