moo goo gai pan


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moo goo gai pan

 (mo͞o′ go͞o′ gī′ păn′)
n.
A Cantonese dish of chicken, mushrooms, vegetables, and spices sautéed together.

[Cantonese mo4 gu1 gai1 pin3, akin to Chinese (Mandarin) mógu jī piàn : mógu, mushroom + , chicken (from Middle Chinese kjiaj) + piàn, slice (from Middle Chinese phjian`).]
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Noun1.moo goo gai pan - a Cantonese dish of chicken and sauteed vegetables
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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