Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A condiment formed of small fishes or shrimps, pounded up with salt and spices, and then dried.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A condiment formed of small fishes or shrimps, pounded up with salt and spices, and then dried. It is much esteemed in China.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance composed of small fishes or shrimps pounded up with salt and spices, and then dried. It is much used in the East as a condiment for rice. Also balachan, balachoung, balachaun.

Etymologies

Malay. (Wiktionary)

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