HA NOI (VNS) — The name of the traditional Vietnamese beef noodle dish was recently added to one of the best-selling dictionaries in the US, Merriam-Webster, its website announced.
"Pho" is defined in the dictionary as a soup made of beef or chicken broth and rice noodles.
The word is among 150 new entries in the dictionary's online and print versions this year.
Merriam-Webster is America's foremost publisher of language-related reference works. The company brings out a diverse range of print and electronic products, including Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, which is America's best-selling desk dictionary, and Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged.
Its first publication was An American Dictionary of the English Language, which was compiled by Noah Webster in 1828. — VNS