The definition of mayonnaise is a condiment made of egg yolk, oil, vinegar and seasoning.(noun)
An example of mayonnaise is the white dressing that is added onto a hamburger.
See mayonnaise in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, earlier mahonnaise, apparently fem. of mahonais, of Mahón, Minorca: reason for name unknown
See mayonnaise in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French mahonnaise, mayonnaise
Origin: , 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).
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