hoisin sauce

[ hoi-sin, hoi-sin ]
/ ˈhɔɪ sɪn, hɔɪˈsɪn /

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.

Nearby words

  1. hoicks,
  2. hoiden,
  3. hoihow,
  4. hoise,
  5. hoisin,
  6. hoist,
  7. hoist by one's own petard,
  8. hoity-toity,
  9. hojo,
  10. hoka

Origin of hoisin sauce

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

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