[ rah-muh n ]
/ ˈrɑ mən /

noun Japanese Cookery.

a bowl of clear soup containing noodles, vegetables, and often bits of meat.
Also called larmen.

Origin of ramen

< Japanese rāmen < Chinese lāmiàn literally, pull noodle
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British Dictionary definitions for ramen

/ (ˈrɑːmən) /


a Japanese dish consisting of a clear broth containing thin white noodles and sometimes vegetables, meat, etc

pl n

thin white noodles served in such a broth

Word Origin for ramen

Japanese, from Chinese la to pull + mian noodles
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