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also won ton  (wŏn′tŏn′)
A noodle-dough dumpling filled typically with spiced minced pork or other ground meat, usually boiled in soup or fried and eaten as a side dish.

[Cantonese wan4 tan1, from Middle Chinese xɦuntɦun (also the source of Mandarin húntún).]
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Noun1.wonton - a Chinese dumpling filled with spiced minced pork; usually served in soup
dumpling, dumplings - small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
2.wonton - a soup with won ton dumplingswonton - a soup with won ton dumplings  
soup - liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
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Begin with a classic breakfast of wonton soup and steamed buns at the Hou Wan Ton and then make your way to the Temple of Heaven, a complex of Chinese temples.
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