chow mein

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noun \ˈchau̇-ˈmān\

Definition of chow mein

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

Origin and Etymology of chow mein

Chinese (Guangdong) cháau-mihn fried noodles


First Known Use: 1898


CHOW MEIN Defined for English Language Learners

chow mein

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noun \ˈchau̇-ˈmān\

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.

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