Mayonnaise meaning

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.

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A dressing made of beaten raw egg yolk, oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings.
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Any similar creamy dressing used as a condiment.
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A dressing made from vegetable oil, raw egg yolks and seasoning, used on salads and in sandwiches.
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A creamy salad dressing or sauce made by beating together egg yolks, olive oil or other vegetable oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasoning.
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A dish of meat or fish made with this.
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Origin of mayonnaise

  • French 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)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French mayonnaise, named after the city Mahón whence the recipe was brought back to France.
    From Wiktionary
  • The United States standard of identity comes from 21 CFR 169.140.
    From Wiktionary