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.
(US) An egg roll.
Attributive form of spring roll, noun.
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