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hoisin

/ˌhɔɪˈsɪn/
noun
1.
(in Chinese cookery) a sweet spicy reddish-brown sauce made from soya beans, sugar, vinegar, and garlic Also called Peking sauce
Word Origin
C20: from Cantonese
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noun

a thick sweet-and-sour sauce of soybeans, chiles, garlic, and spices, used mainly as a marinade in Chinese dishes; also called [Peking sauce]

Usage Note

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