egg roll


Definition of egg roll 

: a thin egg-dough casing filled with minced vegetables and often bits of meat (such as shrimp or chicken) and usually deep-fried

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The tradition of egg rolling actually began around the Capitol building. Jolie Lee, USA TODAY, "Why egg hunts, bunnies and Peeps? Easter traditions explained," 31 Mar. 2018 Maty's African Cuisine, Detroit Don't miss the Senegalese egg rolls, or nems, which are actually closer to Vietnamese spring rolls and owe their presence to the two countries’ shared history as former French colonies. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "6 new metro Detroit restaurants you must check out," 14 Feb. 2018 Combo meals like the Pu Pu Platter with two of each item including egg rolls, crab rangoon and dumplings are perfect for splitting ($10.95). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Karaoke then late-night dim sum," 13 Oct. 2017 Piles of perogies, cannoli, Filipino egg rolls and an assortment of other ethnic foods greeted visitors to a celebration of cultures at Park Ridge’s Field School last month. Jennifer Johnson,, "Families 'experience the whole world' during Field School Cultural Fair in Park Ridge," 4 May 2018 There is, of course, the titular egg roll across the White House’s South Lawn, in which children roll Easter eggs across the lawn with wooden spoons. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Here's Melania Trump's Contribution to the White House Easter Egg Roll," 2 Apr. 2018 Energy Secretary Rick Perry chatted with others standing in the egg rolling area. Tessa Berenson, Time, "'The Democrats Have Really Let Them Down.' President Trump Brought Politics to the White House Easter Egg Roll," 2 Apr. 2018 Two men went into a local restaurant in Waterbury and ordered an egg roll. Dave Altimari,, "Griswold Murder Suspect Makes Brief Court Appearance on Other Charges," 8 June 2018 The activities will include a reading area, a card-making station for troops, egg decorating stations and of course, the traditional egg roll. USA TODAY, "Live stream: The 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll," 1 Apr. 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of egg roll

: a very thin flat piece of dough that is wrapped around a mixture of chopped vegetables and often meat and then usually fried

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