five-spice powder

noun
\ˈfīv-ˈspīs- \

Definition of five-spice powder 

: a blend of spices typically including anise, pepper, fennel, cloves, and cinnamon that is used in Chinese cooking

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That twist — a steam bath — comes from Ms. Phillips, as does the five-spice powder. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home," 9 July 2018 On a rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes with 2 tablespoon oil, then five-spice powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Salmon Burgers and Five-Spice Sweet Potato Fries," 11 June 2018 Whisk plum sauce, soy sauce, sesame seeds, five-spice powder, sesame oil, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; season sauce with salt and set aside. Bon Appetit, "Prosperity Salad (Yusheng)," 19 Mar. 2018 Add garlic, ginger, five-spice powder, star anise and cinnamon and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Five-Spice Beef Stew," 3 Jan. 2018 Chinese five-spice powder 3 star anise pods 1 small cinnamon stick 2 tbsp. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Five-Spice Beef Stew," 3 Jan. 2018 Make Chili Oil: In medium heatproof bowl, combine pepper flakes, sesame seeds, five-spice powder, black pepper, and bay leaves. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Gingery Pork and Chive Wontons," 22 Jan. 2018 Toss in a small bowl with cayenne, five-spice powder, and ¼ tsp. Bon Appetit, "Fried Eggplants with Labneh and Spiced Cashews," 19 May 2017 The breast is rubbed heartily with five-spice powder and fanned out over rice, the idea being to wrap it in lettuce with fried shallots and gochujang, without getting too distracted when the duck’s fried bones show up about 15 minutes later. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Momofuku Ssam Bar Keeps Evolving Under a Singaporean Chef," 31 Oct. 2017

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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five-spice powder

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English Language Learners Definition of five-spice powder

: a mixture of spices that is used in Chinese cooking

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