banh mi

or bánh mì

[ bahnmee ]
/ ˈbɑn mi /

noun

a Vietnamese sandwich on a crisp baguette spread with mayonnaise, typically containing pork or chicken and pâté, with pickled vegetables, cucumber, and cilantro.

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Origin of banh mi

First recorded in 1985–90; from Vietnamese bánh mì “bread, baguette,” equivalent to bánh “any food made from flour; bread; cake” + “wheat, noodles”
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020