chow mein

noun
\ ˈchau̇-ˈmān How to pronounce chow mein (audio) \

Definition of chow mein

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Those looking for pad Thai, chow mein and pho will not find such foods at this festival. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Ramen, tempura, curry: The best things to eat at Arizona Matsuri Japanese festival," 18 Feb. 2020 Sweet and slightly tangy, these chicken salad wraps get a hit of crunch from roasted almonds and crispy chow mein noodles. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chinese Chicken Salad Wraps," 2 July 2019 The restaurant draws lines in front of its tiny storefront daily, as fans line up to order sesame noodles, chow mein, and pork dumplings. Sunset Magazine, "The Tender Hand Pulled Noodles and Plump Dumplings We’re Eating on Lunar New Year," 24 Jan. 2020 The scent of turkey chow mein lingered in the air, but nobody seemed to mind. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, "Lights. Camera. Senior Center?," 22 Dec. 2019 The Chinese menu is made up of daily specials, chow mein and stir-fries, as well as noodles and rice bowls. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "House of Wong, at its new digs, is a clone of its former self," 20 Nov. 2019 Immediately stir in the bag of chow mein noodles, coating evenly. The Denver Post, "Who has time to decorate fancy cookies? Here are some easy (but delicious) recipes for your Christmas baking.," 3 Dec. 2019 The pair discussed modern art, Topo’s love for spaghetti and lasagna (as well as gefilte fish and chow mein), and the intricacies of show business. BostonGlobe.com, "‘‘The first thing everyone wants to know is how does Topo Gigio work,’’ Sullivan told Popular Science in 1967. ‘‘Even after all the times I’ve worked with that darn little mouse,’’ he added, ‘‘I sometimes forget he isn’t real.’’," 12 Nov. 2019 These cheesy spiders have breadcrumb fur and chow mein noodle legs, making them a great finger food, or a melty-crunchy garnish on top of bubbling bowls of stew. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cheesy Spiders," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of chow mein

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chow mein

Chinese (Guangdong) cháau-mihn fried noodles

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The first known use of chow mein was in 1898

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“Chow mein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chow%20mein. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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chow mein

noun
How to pronounce chow mein (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of chow mein

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

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