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moo goo gai pan

[moo goo gahy pan] /ˈmu ˈgu ˈgaɪ ˈpæn/
noun, Cantonese Cookery.
a dish of sliced chicken stir-fried with button mushrooms and, often, assorted vegetables.
Origin of moo goo gai pan
dialectal Chinese
< dialectal Chinese; compare Chinese mógu Mongolian-type mushroom (probably < Mongolian; compare Dagur (Mongolian language of NW Manchuria) muugee mushroom), chicken (Guangdong dial. gāi), piān slice(s) Unabridged
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