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kung pao

adjective \ˈkəŋ-ˈpa, ˈküŋ-, ˈkŋ-\

Definition of KUNG PAO

:  being stir-fried or sometimes deep-fried and served in a spicy hot sauce usually with peanuts <kung pao chicken>

Origin of KUNG PAO

Chinese (Beijing) gōng bǎo, literally, palace guardian
First Known Use: 1976

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