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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.
[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.]
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(Cookery) a Chinese dish consisting of a savoury mixture of vegetables and meat rolled up in a thin pancake and fried
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an egg roll.
[1965–70; translation of Chinese chūn-juǎn]
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spring roll- Smaller than egg rolls, they traditionally have a lighter, more delicate pastry wrap.
See also related terms for lighter.
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|Noun||1.||spring roll - minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried|
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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