Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sweet-and-sour sauce made with boiled fruits such as plums, apricots, or peaches, used as a condiment in Chinese cuisine.

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  • noun a thick sweet and pungent Chinese condiment

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the fact that it is often served with Peking duck in Chinese restaurants in the United States.]

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