Waldorf salad


Wal·​dorf salad ˈwȯl-ˌdȯrf- How to pronounce Waldorf salad (audio)
: a salad made typically of diced apples, celery, nuts, and mayonnaise

Examples of Waldorf salad in a Sentence

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Word History


Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Waldorf salad was in 1895

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“Waldorf salad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Waldorf%20salad. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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Waldorf salad

Wal·​dorf salad ˌwȯl-ˌdȯrf- How to pronounce Waldorf salad (audio)
: a salad usually containing apples, celery, nuts, and mayonnaise

named for the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City

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