lo mein

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noun \ˈlō-ˈmān, ˌlō-\

Definition of lo mein

  1. :  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


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lo mein

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noun \ˈlō-ˈmān, ˌlō-\

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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