Definition of dumpling noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dumpling

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈdʌmplɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1a small ball of dough (= a mixture of flour, fat, and water) that is cooked and served with meat dishes chicken with herb dumplings
  2. 2a small ball of pastry, often with fruit in it, eaten as a dessert apple dumplings
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