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

Other Words from condiment

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

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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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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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The first known use of condiment was in the 15th century

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27 May 2022

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“Condiment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condiment. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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 condiment (audio) \ adjective

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