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hoisin sauce

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noun hoi·sin sauce \ˈhȯi-ˌsin-, ˌhȯi-ˈsin-\

Definition of hoisin sauce

  1. :  a thick reddish sauce of soybeans, spices, and garlic used in east Asian cookery



Origin of hoisin sauce

Chinese (Guangdong) hóisīn-jeung, literally, seafood sauce


First Known Use: 1968


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