egg roll
noun Date: 1938 a thin egg-dough casing filled with minced vegetables and often bits of meat (as shrimp or chicken) and usually deep-fried

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  • egg roll — ☆ egg roll n. a Chinese American dish consisting of a thin egg pancake wrapped around minced vegetables, meat, shrimp, etc. to form a small roll that is fried in deep fat …   English World dictionary

  • egg roll — egg′ roll n. coo a thin casing of egg dough rolled around a mixture of minced meat or shrimp, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, etc., and fried in deep fat • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • egg roll — n a ↑spring roll …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • egg roll — noun count a Chinese food consisting of a type of pancake filled with vegetables and sometimes meat and then rolled up …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Egg roll — This article is about the Chinese dish. For the traditional Easter activity, see egg rolling. For the Japanese dish, see tamagoyaki. Egg roll An American style egg roll, with a view of its interior Chinese …   Wikipedia

  • egg roll — noun minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried • Syn: ↑spring roll • Regions: ↑China, ↑People s Republic of China, ↑mainland China, ↑Communist China, ↑Red China, ↑PR …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg roll — noun a) A food made made by wrapping a combination of chopped vegetables, possibly meat, and sometimes noodles, in a sheet of dough, dipping the dough in egg or an egg wash, then deep frying it. b) In many Asian countries and among their… …   Wiktionary

  • egg roll — n. spring roll, Asian dish in which dough is wrapped around a rice and egg mixture and then is fried …   English contemporary dictionary

  • egg roll — noun N. Amer. a Chinese style snack similar to a spring roll, encased in a dough made with egg and deep fried …   English new terms dictionary

  • egg roll — /ɛg ˈroʊl/ (say eg rohl) noun 1. a bread roll with an egg filling. 2. an appetiser made by wrapping chopped vegetables, meat, and sometimes noodles, in a sheet of dough which is then deep fried. 3. Colloquial a stupid person; idiot …   Australian English dictionary

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