Condiment definition

kŏndə-mənt
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A substance, such as a relish, vinegar, or spice, used to flavor or complement food.
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The definition of a condiment is a seasoning or other edible substance used to improve the taste of food.

An example of condiment is mustard.

An example of condiment is pickle relish.

An example of condiment is salt.

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Something used to enhance the flavor of food; salt or pepper for example.
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A seasoning or relish for food.
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Anything added to a prepared food, often, specif., to a sandwich, to add flavor, as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, onions, pickles, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
condiment
Plural:
condiments

Origin of condiment

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin condīmentum from condīre to season dhē- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French condiment, from Latin condimentum, from condire (“to preserve, pickle, season”). See condite and compare recondite.

    From Wiktionary