chow mein[c̸ho̵u′ mān′]
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a Chinese-American dish consisting of a thick stew of meat, celery, bean sprouts, etc., served with fried noodles and, usually, soy sauce
Origin: Chin ch'ao, to fry + mien, flour
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A Chinese-American dish consisting of a combination of stewed vegetables and meat served over fried noodles.
Origin: Chinese (Mandarin) chǎo miàn : chǎo, to stir-fry + miàn, noodles.