Dumpling

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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.

Origin: 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.