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.
- 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
- any similar creamy dressing used as a condiment
Origin of mayonnaiseFr, earlier mahonnaise, apparently feminine of mahonais, of Mahón, Minorca: reason for name unknown
A thick dressing made of beaten raw egg yolk, oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings.
Origin of mayonnaiseFrench 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)
- A dressing made from vegetable oil, raw egg yolks and seasoning, used on salads and in sandwiches.