Lo-mein meaning

lō' mān'
A Chinese dish of boiled wheat noodles stir-fried with vegetables, seasonings, and other ingredients, such as chicken.
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A Chinese dish made of soft noodles combined variously with meat, vegetables, and seasonings.
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A Chinese dish consisting of soft noodles stir fried with vegetables and meat in sauce.
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Origin of lo-mein

  • Cantonese lou1 min6 lou1 to stir, mix (akin to Mandarin lāo to scoop out) (from Middle Chinese law) Cantonese min6 noodle chow mein
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition