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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pocket of dough that is stuffed, as with minced pork or shrimp, and fried.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Japanese crescent-shaped dumpling filled with a minced stuffing and steamed, boiled or fried; the Japanese equivalent of the Chinese jiaozi


(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 餃子 (gyoza), potentially from Shandong pronounce of 饺子 (giaozi) or Yantai pronounce of 饺子 (giaoda). (Wiktionary)



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