egg roll

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an egg roll (sense 1), torn open
a bucket of egg rolls (sense 2)


egg roll ‎(plural egg rolls)

  1. A food made made by wrapping a combination of chopped vegetables, possibly meat, and sometimes noodles, in a sheet of dough, dipping the dough in egg or an egg wash, then deep frying it.
  2. In many Asian countries and among their emigrants, an egg-based, flute-shaped pastry, with typically yellowish, flaky crust, often eaten as a sweet snack or dessert; A crispy biscuit roll.

Usage notes[edit]

  • People who make a distinction often consider an egg roll to be larger and with a thicker skin than a spring roll, but many use the terms interchangeably.