hoisin sauce

[hoi-sin, hoi-sin]

noun Chinese Cookery.

a thick, sweet, spicy condiment containing soybeans, sugar, garlic, and chili peppers, used in cooking or as an accompaniment to meat, fish, or poultry, especially Peking duck.

Origin of hoisin sauce

1960–65; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) hóisīn, equivalent to Chinese hǎixiān seafood
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