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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a Chinese-American dish consisting of a thin egg pancake wrapped around minced vegetables, meat, shrimp, etc. to form a small roll that is fried in deep fat
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A usually deep-fried cylindrical casing of thin egg dough, filled with minced vegetables and often bits of seafood or meat. Also called spring roll.