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hoisin sauce

[hoi-sin, hoi-sin] /ˈhɔɪ sɪn, hɔɪˈsɪn/
noun, Chinese Cookery.
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a thick, sweet, spicy condiment containing soybeans, sugar, garlic, and chili peppers, used in cooking or as an accompaniment to meat, fish, or poultry, especially Peking duck.
Origin of hoisin sauce
dialectal Chinese
1960-1965
1960-65; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) hóisīn, equivalent to Chinese hǎixiān seafood
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