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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Or try vinegar, which can be tricky to procure, but complements many of the dumplings.
▪ The dumplings can be frozen at this point until ready to use. 6.
▪ The pan-fried dumplings are akin to egg rolls with a puffy, flaky dough, again with shrimp stuffed inside.
▪ Then fold the dough over the filling, pinching the two sides together until you have a half-moon dumpling.
▪ They eat dumplings shaped like silver ingots, long rice noodles for long life, and boiled peanuts for conceiving sons.
▪ To fry the dumplings, heat a wok or large frying pan until hot.
▪ Using only his whole hand, he had to dissect his dumpling with the edge of the fork.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Crust \Crust\ (kr?st), n. [L. crusta: cf. OF. crouste, F. cro[^u]te; prob. akin to Gr. ????? ice, E. crystal, from the same root as E. crude, raw. See Raw, and cf. Custard.]

  1. The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a crust of snow.

    I have known the statute of an emperor quite hid under a crust of dross.

    Below this icy crust of conformity, the waters of infidelity lay dark and deep as ever.

  2. (Cookery)

    1. The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown dry or hard.

    2. The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the soft contents.

    3. The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a potpie; -- also called dumpling.

      Th' impenetrable crust thy teeth defies.

      He that keeps nor crust nor crumb.

      They . . . made the crust for the venison pasty.

  3. (Geol.) The exterior portion of the earth, formerly universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.

  4. (Zo["o]l.) The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.

  5. (Med.) A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.

  6. An incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar, etc. See Beeswing.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, Norfolk dialect, of uncertain origin, perhaps from some Low German word or from noun dump "lump" (late 18c.). Related: Dumplings.


n. 1 A ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough. 2 A term of endearment.

  1. n. small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough [syn: dumplings]

  2. dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry

Dumpling (disambiguation)

A dumpling is a cooked ball of dough.

Dumpling, dumplin', or dumplings may also refer to:

  • Dumplin' (2015), a young adult novel
  • Dumplings (film), a 2004 Hong Kong film
  • " The Dumpling Paradox" (2007), an episode of The Big Bang Theory
  • The Dumplings (TV series), 1976 NBC TV series
  • The Dumplings, Polish electronic music duo

Dumpling is a broad classification for a dish that consists of small pieces of dough (made from a variety of starch sources), often wrapped around a filling (as in ravioli or wontons). The dough can be based on bread, flour, or potatoes, and may be filled with fish, meat, sweets, or vegetables. They may be cooked by boiling, frying, simmering, or steaming. Dumplings may be savoury or sweet and can be eaten by themselves, with gravy or sauce, or in soups or stews.

Usage examples of "dumpling".

Our niang would put a one-fen coin into a dumpling and whoever found it was destined to have luck throughout the year.

She opened the packet from Johnny Long and sniffed again to make certain that whatever the white paper contained would meld with the flavor of the apples and make it truly an apple dumpling to remember.

I imagined innumerable fields devoted to a monoculture of dumpling bushes.

Roman Emperor, or even the whole lot, lay in his lavish silvery pram in the kitchen, looking remarkably like a very soft, very large apple dumpling that has been slightly over-boiled.

But when it comes to you, little dumpling, she is as overprotective as a mother.

The meal always ended with steaming pork-and-cabbage dumplings, all handmade by our niang.

The very first bowl of dumplings to be served was lucky food, for the gods of the kitchen, of harvest, prosperity, long life and happiness.

Before our niang placed each bowl of dumplings at the centre of the table, with incense on either side, she would pour some broth onto the ground in four directions.

Nobody was to touch those dumplings my niang left at the centre of the table, but they always mysteriously disappeared overnight.

My niang is busy making dumplings this morning, as a special treat to send me on my way.

Everyone pushes their bowl of dumplings in front of me, but still I eat nothing.

Besides the dumplings and the beer, we also had a dish of freshly caught fish, stewed with soy sauce, vinegar and different spices, cooked until the bones were soft enough to eat.

I want to tell Niang that I miss her dumplings and all her delicious food.

I visited my adopted family, the Chongs, that Sunday and tasted their delicious dumplings for the last time.

Chalcie pared the apples for sweet dumplings and thought about Jordan.