mayonnaise[mā′ə nāz′, mā′ə nāz′]
- 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
Origin of mayonnaiseFrench earlier mahonnaise, apparently feminine of mahonais, of Mahón, Minorca: reason for name unknown
A 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.