Szech·​uan ˈsech-ˌwän How to pronounce Szechuan (audio) ˈsesh- How to pronounce Szechuan (audio)
variants or less commonly Sichuan or Szechwan
ˈsech-ˌwän How to pronounce Szechuan (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a style of Chinese cooking that is spicy, oily, and especially peppery

Word History


Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan, province in China

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Szechuan was in 1956

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Cite this Entry

“Szechuan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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