A Chinese dish of stir-fried vegetables, egg, and often meat or fish served wrapped in a thin pancake.
Alternative form of moo shu.
Origin of mu-shu
- From Mandarin mùxū the fragrant flowering shrub Osmanthus fragrans (because the scrambled eggs in the dish resemble the shrub's blossoms in shape and color) or mùxū mù abbrevation of mù’er wood ear mushroom (mù tree, wood) (ěr ear) xū whiskers
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition