chow mein

chow mein

noun \ˈcha-ˈmān\

: a combination of meat, mushrooms, and vegetables with fried noodles that is served in Chinese restaurants in the U.S.

Full Definition of CHOW MEIN

:  a seasoned stew of shredded or diced meat, mushrooms, and vegetables that is usually served with fried noodles

Origin of CHOW MEIN

Chinese (Guangdong) cháau-mihn fried noodles
First Known Use: 1898


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