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dumpling

noun [C]     /ˈdʌm.plɪŋ/
a small ball of dough (= flour and water mixed together), cooked, and eaten with meat and vegetablesSavoury dishesPuddings, desserts and ices a small amount of fruit covered in a sweet dough and baked: apple dumplingsCakes
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