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- A Vietnamese soup with a beef base, typically served with rice noodles and beef or chicken.
- 1935: Marcelle "Countess" Morphy, Recipes of All Nations, p. 802 
- 2003: Frank Browning, "73106: Lemongrass on the Prairie", National Geographic, vol. 203, issue 3 
- Ten minutes away from the intersection, the heart of Little Saigon, you can easily walk to five restaurants specializing in pho (the classic Vietnamese beef broth soup), two Asian supermarkets, and several Chinese barbecue cafés.
- (archaic) Expressing dismissive contempt.
- 1838, Dickens, Charles, Nicholas Nickleby:
- 'She is come!' said the old gentleman, laying his hand upon his heart. 'Cormoran and Blunderbore! She is come! All the wealth I have is hers if she will take me for her slave. Where are grace, beauty, and blandishments, like those? In the Empress of Madagascar? No. In the Queen of Diamonds? No. In Mrs Rowland, who every morning bathes in Kalydor for nothing? No. Melt all these down into one, with the three Graces, the nine Muses, and fourteen biscuit-bakers' daughters from Oxford Street, and make a woman half as lovely. Pho! I defy you.'
- pho sách ― set of books