hot sauce


Definition of hot sauce

: a pungent condiment sauce made from hot peppers

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First Known Use of hot sauce

1704, in the meaning defined above

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“Hot sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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