- The definition of mayonnaise is a condiment made of egg yolk, oil, vinegar and seasoning.
An example of mayonnaise is the white dressing that is added onto a hamburger.
Homemade mayonnaise.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a creamy salad dressing or sauce made by beating together egg yolks, olive oil or other vegetable oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasoning
- a dish of meat or fish made with this
Origin: Fr, earlier mahonnaise, apparently feminine of mahonais, of Mahón, Minorca: reason for name unknown
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Origin: French mahonnaise, mayonnaise, possibly from Mahón, Spanish city on Minorca captured by Louis François Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1696-1788), in 1756 (the duke's chef is said to have introduced mayonnaise in honor of this victory).