Aioli definition

ā-ōlē, ī-ō-
A rich sauce of crushed garlic, egg yolks, lemon juice, and olive oil.
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A mayonnaise-type sauce with a base of crushed raw garlic.
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The definition of an aioli is a garlicy mayonnaise-based sauce that is used for vegetables, sandwiches and seafood.

An example of an aioli is a sauce that is served with cooked asparagus.

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A type of sauce made from garlic, egg, lemon juice and olive oil. Similar to mayonnaise.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aioli
Plural:
aiolis

Origin of aioli

  • Provençal ai garlic (from Latin allium) oli oil (from Latin oleum oil)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French aïoli, from Occitan aioli, from ai (“garlic”) + oli (“oil”).

    From Wiktionary