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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Kraft Heinz is mixing mayonnaise with still more condiments. Aaron Back, WSJ, "How Kraft Heinz Ate Its Seed Corn," 11 Mar. 2019 Image Josephine’s Feast, a Brooklyn producer of preserves and condiments made mostly from local ingredients (even foraged beach plums), has welcomed summer with a fragrant new flavor, strawberries and pink Champagne. New York Times, "Strawberry Preserves Worthy of a Champagne Toast," 21 May 2018 In addition, food and drink vendors would be allowed to dispense cutlery, napkins, condiments and lids only on request or through self-serve stations. Janie Har, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco to consider outlawing plastic straws, stirrers," 24 July 2018 That's because new research out of Purdue University suggests that adding spicy seasonings and condiments like cayenne pepper, fresh and jarred hot peppers and hot sauce to meals helps suppress your appetite and slightly boosts your metabolism. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "How to Overcome Overeating," 20 Dec. 2011 And Shake & Bake Chicken With Hot Honey combines an extra-crunchy DIY version of a supermarket standby with a homemade take on a hipster condiment that has conquered fancy-food-store shelves. Adina Steiman, WSJ, "Eat Like a Model (And Still Be Satisfied)," 13 Sep. 2018 The flavors are further heightened by a ladleful of fumet made with fish heads, chives, onions, mushrooms, fish sauce, shiso, dashi, and a funky-spicy fermented condiment called yuzu kosho. Joe Ray, WIRED, "A Young Chicago Chef Pursues Wood-Fired Perfection," 17 Apr. 2018 Those are just some of the social media reactions to the possible launch of a new Heinz condiment called Mayochup. David Carrig, USA TODAY, "Mayochup: A disgusting new condiment or just what you've been waiting for?," 12 Apr. 2018 Harissa is used as a condiment or served with meats, vegetables and poultry. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "What is aquafaba? It's one of the 850 words added to Merriam-Webster's dictionary," 5 Mar. 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 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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