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hoi·sin sauce

 (hoi′sĭn, hoi-sĭn′)
A thick, sweet, pungent sauce used in Chinese cooking.

[Cantonese hoi2 sin1, seafood, from Middle Chinese xaj´ sian (also the source of Mandarin hǎixiān) : Cantonese hoi2, sea, ocean (from Middle Chinese xaj´) + Cantonese sin1, fresh, delicious (from Middle Chinese sian, fresh, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *sar; akin to Tibetan gsar).]
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hoi′sin sauce`

(ˈhɔɪ sɪn, hɔɪˈsɪn)

a thick, sweet and spicy sauce made with soybeans, sugar, garlic, and chili peppers, used in Chinese cooking.
[1960–65; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) hóisīn= Chinese hǎixiān seafood]
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hoisin sauce

A thick red sauce that is sweet in flavor. Used in Chinese cooking with shellfish, spareribs, duck and vegetables.
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Noun1.hoisin sauce - a thick sweet and pungent Chinese condiment
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
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