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also moon cake  (mo͞on′kāk′)
A small dense pastry filled with bean paste, ground lotus seeds, or other ingredients, traditionally eaten during the Chinese moon festival.

[Translation of Mandarin yuèbǐng (yuè, moon + bǐng, flatbread, cake) and its equivalents in other varieties of Chinese, such as Cantonese jyut6 beng2.]


(ˈmuːnkeɪk) or

moon cake

(Cookery) a type of cake that is eaten during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.
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Instead of moon cakes as prizes, I prepared simple snacks and art supplies.
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Equipped with lanterns, they head outdoors to take in the night sky holding the full moon while eating moon cakes.
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She could hardly miss the annual Festival of the Moon, an occasion for families to gather and watch the full moon while eating moon cakes and re-telling old lunar myths and legends.
Le said a special table will be dedicated to the sampling of various types of moon cakes, a traditional food that he said no proper Moon Festival would be without.
They'll be serving moon cakes this month, celebrating China's mid-autumn festival.
On 17 September, join in the festivities with traditional moon cakes that come in a variety of flavours.
There will be moon cakes in many an Eastern household tonight to mark the Chinese Moon Festival, a celebration of love and friendship of all kinds.