banh mi(redirected from Bánh mì)
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banh mi(bän′ mē′)
1. A sandwich of Vietnamese origin made with various meats, pickled or fresh vegetables, and usually sriracha or another spicy condiment, served in a baguette that is traditionally made with both wheat flour and rice flour.
2. The bread used for this kind of sandwich.
[Vietnamese bánh mì, bread, baguette : bánh, cake, noodles, any food made from flour (from Early Middle Chinese piajŋ', round flat cake; also the source of Mandarin bǐng) + mì, noodles, wheat (from a Chinese topolectal source such as Fujian mī, noodles).]
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