five-spice powder

[ fahyv-spahys ]
/ ˈfaɪvˌspaɪs /

noun

a mixture of spices used especially in Chinese cooking, usually including cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, pepper, and star anise.

Nearby words

  1. five-finger,
  2. five-gaited,
  3. five-legged,
  4. five-o'clock shadow,
  5. five-speed,
  6. five-spot,
  7. five-star,
  8. five-year plan,
  9. fivefold,
  10. fivepenny

Origin of five-spice powder

First recorded in 1965–70

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