[rah-muh n]

Origin of ramen

< Japanese rāmen < Chinese lāmiàn literally, pull noodle
Also called larmen.
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  1. a Japanese dish consisting of a clear broth containing thin white noodles and sometimes vegetables, meat, etc
pl n
  1. thin white noodles served in such a broth

Word Origin for ramen

Japanese, from Chinese la to pull + mian noodles
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