pho (fō, fŭ)
A soup of Vietnamese origin typically consisting of rice noodles, onions, herbs, seasonings, and thinly sliced beef or chicken in a clear broth.
[Vietnamese phở, from alteration (possibly to avoid similarity to phâhookab;n, excrement, or by protraction of the vowel in the cries of street vendors) of phâacute;n in nh&ulowdot;c phâacute;n, meat and noodle soup (loan translation of Cantonese yuk6 fan2 : yuk6 meat + fan2 flour, rice noodle) : nh&ulowdot;c, meat + phâacute;n, flour (from Middle Chinese pun', from Old Chinese *mə.pənʔ, husked rice; perhaps akin to Tibetan dbur, to smooth).]
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