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DUMPLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dumpling mean? 

DUMPLING (noun)
  The noun DUMPLING has 2 senses:

1. small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
2. dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry

  Familiarity information: DUMPLING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUMPLING (noun)


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Meaning:

Small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

dumpling; dumplings

Hypernyms ("dumpling" is a kind of...):

alimentary paste; pasta (shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dumpling"):

gnocchi ((Italian) a small dumpling made of potato or flour or semolina that is boiled or baked and is usually served with a sauce or with grated cheese)

matzah ball; matzo ball; matzoh ball (a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup)

won ton; wonton (a Chinese dumpling filled with spiced minced pork; usually served in soup)


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Meaning:

Dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("dumpling" is a kind of...):

afters; dessert; sweet (a dish served as the last course of a meal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dumpling"):

apple dumpling (apples wrapped in pastry and baked)


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