Pronunciation: (mē'sō; Japn. mē'sô), [key]
—n. Japanese Cookery.
a fermented seasoning paste of soybeans, often with rice or barley added, used to flavor soups and sauces.
a combining form meaning “hate,” with the object of hatred specified by the following element: misogyny. Also,mis-.
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