Definition of five-spice in English:

five-spice

(also five-spice powder)

noun

  • A blend of five powdered spices, typically fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and peppercorns, used in Chinese cuisine.

    • ‘A snow-white baby chicken we sampled was lacquered red with Malaysian soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and five-spice powder.’
    • ‘Here's the first one I tried - a simple dish of salmon rubbed with five-spice, that amazing Chinese spice blend.’
    • ‘Rub the salt, pepper and five-spice powder into the skin.’
    • ‘On the platter is Twice-cooked lamb chops flavoured with five-spice powder and stir-fried mushrooms and baby corn.’
    • ‘The meat was tender and sweet, flavoured with five-spice.’

Pronunciation:

five-spice

/faɪv spaɪs/