five-spice powder

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Definition of five-spice powder

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

Examples of five-spice powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rub the five-spice powder and black pepper all over the meat part of the pork belly. Turn the belly over, skin-side up. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2021 In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, five-spice powder, baking powder, and salt., 6 July 2021 Taut and generous at the same time, with aromas of Chinese five-spice powder, goji berries, and pomegranates before a palate of sweet, generous fruit that’s framed by sweet tannins, all of it dusted with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Add the paste to a small bowl, then stir in five-spice powder, vinegar and olive oil. Susan Nicholson, Arkansas Online, 26 May 2021 Minty and perfumed with cedar, but with a solid core of huckleberries and kirsch, before a palate that glides across the tongue with plum pudding, cracked pink peppercorns, Chinese five-spice powder, dark cocoa powder, and cinnamon stick. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Toss the beef with the five-spice powder and ½ teaspoon pepper., 20 Apr. 2021 In a small bowl, combine five-spice powder and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper; rub all over ribs. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2021 Orange marmalade lends all three to our beef stir-fry with Chinese five-spice powder and scallions., 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of five-spice powder

1970, in the meaning defined above

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21 Oct 2021

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“Five-spice powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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