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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dumpling dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry
    • n dumpling small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dumpling 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dumpling A kind of pudding or mass of boiled paste, or a wrapping of paste in which fruit is boiled.
    • n dumpling A dwarf.
    • n dumpling Any one of two or three species of dwarf, stemless, succulent evergreen plants belonging to the genus Mesembryan-themum, especially M. minimum, called the small dumpling, a plant only half an inch high, and M. obcordellum, called the greater dumpling, which is about an inch higher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dumpling dump′ling a kind of thick pudding or mass of paste.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of dump, in dumpy.


In literature:

It belongs as much to the cooking of a dumpling as it does to the belief in deity.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
I'm not much older than your precious dumpling of a Harris.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
For the dumplings, mix half a cup of flour into a stiff dough with water.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
I was poking at my dumpling when he asked me if I were a socialist.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Hard dumplings boiled in salt water.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Go on, Dumpling, and do your duty.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Have ready a pot of boiling water and put in the dumplings.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
When properly cooked the middle of the dumpling will be white.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
This would provide not only soup for the first course, but chicken with dumplings for a third course.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
This will make nine or ten dumplings.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California

In poetry:

And Jack Canuck's free handed
He sends, (Jack's awful wise),
His dumpling dust in ship loads;
(It pays to advertise).
"Jack Canuck" by Abner Cosens
Even if it is a woman making an apple dumpling, or a man a stool,
if life goes into the pudding, good is the pudding
good is the stool,
content is the woman, with fresh life rippling in to her,
content is the man.
"We are Transmitters" by D H Lawrence

In news:

In the follow-up to her first cookbook, The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, Grace Young focuses on the wisdom of the wok, interviewing artisan wok makers, sampling street food and dropping in on novelist Amy Tan's dumpling party.
Yang's Dumpling House in the Lake Hills Shopping Center in Bellevue offers good deals on pork buns and dumplings.
Chicken soup with dumplings.
Chef's best A bowl of comfort — chicken soup with dumplings.
Chicken soup with dumplings, a bowl of comfort.
Pierogies are the dumpling staple of eastern Europe.
How to make pierogies, the dumpling staple of eastern Europe.
Volunteers have been making and selling pierogi, an Eastern European, Russian and Ukrainian dumpling traditionally filled with potatoes or sauerkraut, for more than 40 years.
As many battle to stay slim despite ubiquitous dumplings and goulash, some Prague chefs are going back to their roots.
Cracker Barrel's chicken and dumplings are greatly admired, and a lot of people have tried to duplicate them.
At Beijing Pie House, a colorfully decorated diner in Monterey Park, the specialty is a crisp , oversized dumpling stuffed with minced lamb and a ladleful of scalding-hot, pressurized broth.
Start with pelmeni, small, pan-seared dumplings stuffed with veal.
A highlight at Canton House is the steamed Shanghai dumplings, which are served in the same bamboo basket in which they're cooked.
' Dumplings ' And Bunnies: Asian Folk Songs For Kids.
These griesschnitte (fried semolina dumplings ) are moist and not too sweet, a perfect end to a meal.