duck sauce


Definition of duck sauce

: a thick sauce in Chinese cuisine that contains fruits (such as plums or apricots), vinegar, sweeteners, and seasonings

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Recent Examples on the Web Think of its final viscosity as about like duck sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce. NBC News, "An Instant Pot chicken teriyaki recipe that goes from freezer to table in 20 minutes," 5 Sep. 2019 Where the seething racial strife between poor folks erupted into arguments about miscounted change, missing duck sauce packets, or murmured epithets. Shakirah Simley, Longreads, "How Food Can Be a Platform for Activism," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of duck sauce

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Duck sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of duck sauce

US : a sweet, thick sauce that is used in Chinese cooking

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