from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thick, sweet, pungent sauce used in Chinese cooking.
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- n. A sauce made from soy, garlic, chili etc, used in Chinese cooking
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- n. a thick sweet and pungent Chinese condiment
Chinese (Cantonese) hoísin, seafood, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) hacaron.gifi, ocean + Chinese (Mandarin) xiān, fresh, delicacy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)