spring rollspring roll
an East Asian dish similar to an egg roll but having a thinner wrapper that develops a crisper texture when fried
A cylindrical casing of rice paper or very thin dough that is filled with minced vegetables and often bits of meat or seafood and may be served fresh or fried.
Origin of spring rollTranslation of Chinese terms such as Mandarin ch&umacron;n ju&acaron;n : ch&umacron;n, spring (since fried spring rolls have traditionally been served around the Chinese New Year, the beginning of spring in the Chinese lunar calendar ) + ju&acaron;n, roll.
(plural spring rolls)
- attributive form of spring roll, noun.