[ fahyv-spahys ]
/ ˈfaɪvˌspaɪs /
a mixture of spices used especially in Chinese cooking, usually including cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, pepper, and star anise.
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Origin of five-spice powder
First recorded in 1965–70
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