chow mein[c̸ho̵u′ mān′]
A dish of shrimp chow 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 Chinese-American dish consisting of a combination of stewed vegetables and meat 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`).