condiment

noun
con·​di·​ment | \ ˈkän-də-mənt How to pronounce condiment (audio) \

Definition of condiment

: something used to enhance the flavor of food especially : a pungent seasoning

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Other Words from condiment

condimental \ ˌkän-​də-​ˈmen-​tᵊl How to pronounce condimental (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for condiment

Synonyms

seasoning

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Examples of condiment in a Sentence

the cafeteria's self-serve table has a full array of condiments

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Though the condiment choices Americans make were a bit surprising, their cheese choice is not. Stacey Leasca, Southern Living, "Southerners Won't Be Surprised by America’s Favorite Condiment," 9 June 2019 Saucy Sauces are a little bit like your condiment passport. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "Quick and easy garnishes to glam up your plain, boring food," 4 Sep. 2018 In the future, Royal Caribbean will also implement wooden coffee stirrers and drink picks, and look to get rid of plastic bags, cups, and condiment packets at the start of 2019, too, per USA Today. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "All of the Travel Companies and Places Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics," 13 July 2018 Now through July 6 all proceeds from the condiment sales will be donated to Hidden Heroes, an initiative of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to recognize military caregivers. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Joey Chestnut debuts new condiment line," 2 July 2018 Yelp users raved about The Italian Deli's hot pastrami sandwich and gelato as well as hot dogs topped with prosciutto, crushed meatballs and reuben sandwich condiments. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Old town Elk Grove deli specializing in loaded hot dogs closes," 4 June 2018 The salady condiment makes the dish a satisfyingly lively and gorgeously hued version of a niçoise salad, with new potatoes, onions, olives, capers, and Swiss chard stems. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Olive Oil-Poached Tuna with Potatoes and Swiss Chard Stems," 12 Sep. 2012 Fear not: There's a gherkin and a tomato slice pillow to accompany your seat of choice (condiments, sadly, will have to be passed up). Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Actual Question: Would You Put This Hot Dog Sofa in Your Home?," 29 Apr. 2019 Many condiments Condiments like ketchup or mustard are fine to store at room temperature because their high sugar, salt, and vinegar contents keep them preserved. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "12 Foods You’re Probably Refrigerating That You Actually Shouldn’t," 16 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of condiment

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for condiment

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin condimentum, from condire to season

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condiment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of condiment

: something (such as salt, mustard, or ketchup) that is added to food to give it more flavor

condiment

noun
con·​di·​ment | \ ˈkän-də-mənt How to pronounce condiment (audio) \

Kids Definition of condiment

: something added to food to make it taste better

condiment

noun
con·​di·​ment | \ ˈkän-də-mənt How to pronounce condiment (audio) \

Medical Definition of condiment

: something used to enhance the flavor of food especially : a pungent seasoning

Other Words from condiment

condimental \ ˌkän-​də-​ˈment-​ᵊl How to pronounce condimental (audio) \ adjective

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