An example of mayonnaise is the white dressing that is added onto a hamburger.
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
- The United States standard of identity comes from 21 CFR 169.140.