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hoisin (ˌhɔɪˈsɪn)
Also called: Peking sauce (in Chinese cookery) a sweet spicy reddish-brown sauce made from soya beans, sugar, vinegar, and garlic
[C20: from Cantonese]

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Main Entry:  hoisin
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  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:  cooking
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