Definition of hoisin sauce
: a thick reddish sauce of soybeans, spices, and garlic used in east Asian cookery
Origin and Etymology of hoisin sauce
Chinese (Guangdong) hóisīn-jeung, literally, seafood sauce
First Known Use: 1957See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up hoisin sauce? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).