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Dumpling vs. Pierogi

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Dumplingnoun

(culinary) A ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough.

Pieroginoun

(North America) A square- or crescent-shaped dumpling of unleavened dough, stuffed with sauerkraut, cheese, mashed potatoes, cabbage, onion, meat, or any combination of these, or with a fruit filling.

Dumplingnoun

By restriction, a food composed of a dough wrapper around a filling.

Pierogi

Pierogi ( pih-ROH-ghee) are filled dumplings made by wrapping unleavened dough around a savoury or sweet filling and cooking in boiling water. They are often then pan-fried before serving.

Dumplingnoun

(familiar) A term of endearment.

‘My little dumpling.’;

Dumplingnoun

A piece of excrement.

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Dumplingnoun

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.

Dumplingnoun

small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough

Dumplingnoun

dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry

Dumpling

Dumpling is a broad class of dishes that consist of pieces of dough (made from a variety of starch sources) wrapped around a filling, or of dough with no filling. The dough can be based on bread, flour or potatoes, and may be filled with meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, fruits or sweets.

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