from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Cantonese dish of chicken, mushrooms, vegetables, and spices sautéed together.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An Americanized version of the Cantonese dish, usually a simple stir-fried dish consisting of sliced or cubed chicken with white button mushrooms and other vegetables such as snow peas, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and Chinese cabbage.
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- n. a Cantonese dish of chicken and sauteed vegetables
Chinese (Cantonese) mōhkoo kai paân, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) mógu jī piān : mógu, mushroom (mó, mushroom + gū, mushroom) + jī, chicken + piān, slice.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Cantonese names of the ingredients: 蘑菇 (mo4 gu1, "button mushrooms"); 鸡 (gai1, "chicken"); 片 (pin3, "slice") (Wiktionary)