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fish sauce

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  1. a spicy sauce made from the fermented liquid of salt-cured fish, especially anchovies, popular as a flavoring or condiment in Southeast Asian cookery.
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  • Let me stay to dinner, Henry and all, and Ill make your fish-sauce.

    Winona of the Camp Fire

    Margaret Widdemer

  • But Newman had no thoughts for fish-sauce; he felt thoroughly discontented.

    The American

    Henry James

  • Tarragon vinegar, so much esteemed as a fish-sauce, is made by infusion of the leaves in common vinegar.

  • By-the-bye, Captain, you remember a passage in Athenæus, where he cites Menander on the subject of fish-sauce: ὀψάριον ἐπὶ ἰχθύος.

    Crotchet Castle

    Thomas Love Peacock

  • Seasoning box, and fish-sauce box, made to turn on centre pivots.