spring roll


: egg roll
also : any of various similar appetizers especially in Asian cuisine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the vein of young children indulging in the simple pleasures of food (see corn kid), this young child trying peanut sauce on a spring roll for the first time brings me a lot of joy. Li Goldstein, Bon Appétit, 9 Sep. 2022 For a better sampling of dishes, spring for a bento box which features an entrée alongside a salad, spring roll, dumpling and dan dan noodles. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 29 Mar. 2022 Even California’s Jackson Kalb ranked in the top three, redeeming himself somewhat for last week’s crispy queso blunder by producing a fresh spring roll with sausage, shallot and pho reduction (the spices for which Garcia helped him find). Lauren Mcdowell, Chron, 17 Mar. 2022 The menu is simple: Either buy lots of crispy lumpia, the Filipino spring roll ($8 for 12), or build a lumpia plate ($8-$10) with sides like adobo rice and garlic noodles. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2022 Several pop-ups found more stable ground this year, like the Vietnamese spring roll and caramelized catfish purveyor Auntie 7’s Kitchen, which opened a thriving restaurant in Castro Valley called Pho Auntie 7. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Dec. 2021 Vietnamese goi cuon is reimagined from spring roll to a summery cold salad of rice noodles, shredded cabbage, carrots, cucumber, basil, shrimp and sprouts, with a peanut dressing. Ligaya Figueras, ajc, 3 June 2019 Your choice of entree, soup, salad and spring roll special is available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 pm. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Aug. 2021 This also meant that Kyle’s family hightailed it to the desert and Dorit had to stay away from her kids and was probably glad to escape the greasy spring roll fingers of her husband PK, a Kangol hat someone fished out of a porta-potty. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 14 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spring roll was in 1927

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“Spring roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20roll. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

spring roll

: egg roll
also : any of various similar appetizers
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