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Szechuan

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adjective Szech·uan \ˈsech-ˌwän, ˈsesh-\

Definition of Szechuan

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a style of Chinese cooking that is spicy, oily, and especially peppery



Variants of szechuan

also Sich·uan play \ˈsēch-\ or Szech·wan \ˈsech-, ˈsesh-\

Origin of szechuan

Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan, province in China


First Known Use: 1956


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