moon cake

noun

Definition of moon cake

: a small pastry filled with a mixture of meat and other ingredients traditionally associated with the Chinese harvest festival

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“Moon cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moon%20cake. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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