Definition of lo mein
: a Chinese dish consisting of sliced vegetables, soft noodles, and usually meat or shrimp in bite-size pieces stir-fried in a seasoned sauce
Origin and Etymology of lo mein
Chinese (Guangdong) lòu-mihn stirred noodles
First Known Use: 1970
LO MEIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lo mein for English Language Learners
: a combination of soft noodles, vegetables, and usually meat or shrimp that is served in Chinese restaurants in the U.S.
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