[ rah-muhn ]
/ ˈrɑ mən /
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noun Japanese Cooking.

(used with a singular verb) a bowl of clear soup containing noodles, vegetables, and often bits of meat.
(usually used with a plural verb) the Asian wheat noodles used in this soup: I prefer the wavy ramen to the straight ones.



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Also called larmen.

Origin of ramen

First recorded in 1960–65; from Japanese rāmen, from 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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