chow meinchow mein
a Chinese-American dish consisting of a thick stew of meat, celery, bean sprouts, etc., served with fried noodles and, usually, soy sauce
Origin of chow meinChinese ch'ao, to fry + mien, flour
A dish consisting of stewed vegetables, often with chopped meat or shrimp, served over fried noodles.
Origin of chow meinFrom a Chinese dialectal form akin to Cantonese caau2 min6 ( equivalent to Mandarin ch&acaron;omián ) caau2 to stir-fry ( from Middle Chinese t&shookr;ha&tricolon;w´ ) min6 noodles ( from Middle Chinese mjian` )