Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Chinese-American dish consisting of a combination of stewed vegetables and meat served over fried noodles.

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  • noun A Westernised Chinese dish of stir-fried noodles with vegetables and meat or seafood.

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  • noun chop suey served with fried noodles

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From a Chinese dialectal form akin to Cantonese caau2 min6 (equivalent to Mandarin chǎomián) : caau2, to stir-fry (from Middle Chinese haʽw´) + min6, noodles (from Middle Chinese mjian`).]

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From Mandarin 炒麪, 炒麵 (simplified: 炒面) (chǎomiàn) stir-fry noodles

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