[ chou meyn ]
/ ˌtʃaʊ ˈmeɪn /
a Chinese-style dish of steamed or stir-fried vegetables, topped with shredded chicken, shrimp, etc., and served with fried noodles.
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Origin of chow mein
1900–05, Americanism; < Chinese chǎo fry + miàn noodles, or < cognate dial. forms
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British Dictionary definitions for chow mein
/ (meɪn) /
a Chinese-American dish, consisting of mushrooms, meat, shrimps, etc, served with fried noodles
Word Origin for chow mein
from Chinese (Cantonese), variant of Mandarin ch'ao mien fried noodles
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Word Origin and History for chow mein
1903, American English, from Chinese ch'ao mien "fried flour."
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