condiment

noun
con·di·ment | \ ˈkän-də-mənt \

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 \ 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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The condiment was originally on the list of U.S. goods that would see higher import taxes as part of a burgeoning global trade war, however it was dropped just before July 1, when the tariffs went into effect. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Canada Gives Mustard a Reprieve in Retaliatory Trade War," 11 July 2018 The condiment had been colonized by multiple molds that looked like green-and-white ridges across the red ground. Thomas Hine, Philly.com, "Brandywine River Museum's new exhibit finds scary beauty in the realm of decay," 5 July 2018 Yuzu kosho is a Japanese condiment made with chilies, salt and the peel of the citrus fruit yuzu. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "18 new restaurants in Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield and Indianapolis' north side," 27 June 2018 Prepared horseradish is a great condiment with this. Roxanne Wyss And Kathy Moore, kansascity, "Flavorful roast beef highlights this dad’s skill with the grill," 19 June 2018 Serve the turnovers warm from the oven with the salsa condiment for dunking. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Warm cheese meets fresh herbs in a happy springtime marriage," 19 June 2018 Unilever and Kraft Heinz’s battle is spilling into other condiments, too. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Kraft Heinz Prepares to Take On Hellmann’s With a New Mayonnaise and ‘Mayochup’," 20 May 2018 Nothing at Sobelman’s is as over the top as the Bloody Beast, which sits an entire deep-fried chicken atop a pitcher-sized portion of Bloody Marys, along with all the other condiments. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Great American Bites for Mother's Day brunch," 9 May 2018 Hot sauce and other condiments sit on the rail near the open kitchen. Michael Russell, OregonLive.com, "Who needs dim sum? Master Kong puts a provincial twist on Chinese breakfast," 25 Apr. 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of condiment

: something added to food to make it taste better

condiment

noun
con·di·ment | \ ˈkän-də-mənt \

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 \ adjective

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