Spring Roll Definition

noun

An East Asian dish similar to an egg roll but having a thinner wrapper that develops a crisper texture when fried.

Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
(US) An egg roll.
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adjective
Attributive form of spring roll, noun.
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Other Word Forms of Spring Roll

Noun

Singular:
spring roll
Plural:
spring-rolls

Origin of Spring Roll

  • Translation of Chinese terms such as Mandarin chūn juǎn chūn spring (since fried spring rolls have traditionally been served around the Chinese New Year, the beginning of spring in the Chinese lunar calendar ) juǎn roll

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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