crab rangoon

noun
variants: or crab Rangoon

Definition of crab rangoon

: a dish consisting of deep-fried wontons filled with a mixture of crab meat and cream cheese

First Known Use of crab rangoon

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crab rangoon

after Rangoon (yangon), Burma

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27 Jan 2020

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“Crab rangoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crab%20rangoon. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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