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soy sauce

or soya sauce

noun
1.
a salty, fermented sauce much used on fish and other dishes in the Orient, prepared from soybeans.
Origin of soy sauce
1785-1795
1785-95
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  • Moisten with stock, add sugar and soy sauce and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until beef is tender.

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  • Add the soy sauce and seasoning, then the browned liver and onion.

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British Dictionary definitions for soy sauce

soy sauce

/sɔɪ/
noun
1.
a salty dark brown sauce made from fermented soya beans, used esp in Japanese and Chinese cookery Also called soya sauce
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