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Meaning of dumpling

dump•ling

Pronunciation: (dump'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. a rounded mass of steamed and seasoned dough, often served in soup or with stewed meat.
  2. a dessert consisting of a wrapping of dough enclosing sliced apples or other fruit, boiled or baked.
  3. a short or stout person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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