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Meaning of hoisin sauce

hoi'sin sauce"

Pronunciation: (hoi'sin, hoi-sin'), [key]
— Chinese Cookery. Chinese Cookery.
  1. a thick, sweet, spicy condiment containing soybeans, sugar, garlic, and chili peppers, used in cooking or as an accompaniment to meat, fish, or poultry, esp. Peking duck.
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