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4 definitions found
 for dumpling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crust \Crust\ (kr?st), n. [L. crusta: cf. OF. crouste, F.
     cro[^u]te; prob. akin to Gr. ????? ice, E. crystal, from the
     same root as E. crude, raw. See Raw, and cf. Custard.]
     1. The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard
        exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a
        crust of snow.
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              I have known the statute of an emperor quite hid
              under a crust of dross.               --Addison.
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              Below this icy crust of conformity, the waters of
              infidelity lay dark and deep as ever. --Prescott.
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     2. (Cookery)
        (a) The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction
            from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown
            dry or hard.
        (b) The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the
            soft contents.
        (c) The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a
            potpie; -- also called dumpling.
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                  Th' impenetrable crust thy teeth defies.
                                                    --Dryden.
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                  He that keeps nor crust nor crumb. --Shak.
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                  They . . . made the crust for the venison pasty.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     3. (Geol.) The exterior portion of the earth, formerly
        universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.
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     4. (Zool.) The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
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     5. (Med.) A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or
        pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.
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     6. An incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the
        result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar,
        etc. See Beeswing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dumpling \Dump"ling\, n. [Dimin. of dump an illshapen piece; cf.
     D. dompelen to plunge, dip, duck, Scot. to dump in to plunge
     into, and E. dump, v. t.]
     A roundish mass of dough boiled in soup, or as a sort of
     pudding; often, a cover of paste inclosing an apple or other
     fruit, and boiled or baked; as, an apple dumpling.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dumpling
      n 1: small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough [syn:
           dumpling, dumplings]
      2: dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "dumpling":
     Italian paste, blimp, fedellini, fettuccine, knaydlach, lasagne,
     macaroni, matzo balls, noodles, pasta, paste, ravioli, spaetzle,
     spaghetti, spaghettini, vermicelli, won ton, ziti
  
  

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