chow mein

noun \ ˈchau̇-ˈmān \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of chow mein

Chinese (Guangdong) cháau-mihn fried noodles


lo mein

noun \ ˈlō-ˈmān , ˌlō- \

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

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Origin and Etymology of lo mein

Chinese (Guangdong) lòu-mihn stirred noodles


CHOW MEIN Defined for English Language Learners

chow mein

noun

Definition of chow mein for English Language Learners

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


lo mein

noun

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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