cocktail sauce

noun

Definition of cocktail sauce

: a somewhat spicy sauce that consists typically of ketchup or tomato-based chili sauce mixed with horseradish and often lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot-pepper sauce and that is served especially as a condiment for cold seafood (such as shrimp or oysters)

First Known Use of cocktail sauce

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Cocktail sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cocktail%20sauce. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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