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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Mayonnaise is one of the few wet condiments made without a bunch of sugar, salt, and vinegar. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How You Should Actually Store Condiments," 9 Oct. 2018 In principle, Chang says, the two condiments are the same thing: fermented cabbage. Luke Darby, GQ, "David Chang Talks Junk Snacks, Kimchi, and the Subtle Racism Behind What We Eat," 3 May 2018 That's still the only rebranding to stay permanently in the road atlas—unless this tiny Florida town is serious about being named for condiment. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "Mayo, Florida Was Just Renamed for a Different Condiment," 24 Sep. 2018 Created almost a century ago in South Carolina by Eugenia Duke, this sought-after condiment uses more egg yolks than other brands and no added sugar, which gives the formula a tangy taste that fans adore. Amanda Greene, Woman's Day, "12 Beloved Regional American Foods," 27 Oct. 2010 Kyle Gentleman, owner of the Ice Artisan Ice Cream shop in Scotland, recently unveiled his newest radical flavor, this one featuring the world's most contested condiment, and the internet is not sure how to stomach it. Lindsey V Thompson, Teen Vogue, "Mayonnaise Ice Cream Released in Scotland," 27 July 2018 Order a latte and the menu’s must-try item: the Aebleskivers, Danish pancake balls smothered in powdered sugar and a host of sweet condiments. Andrew Parks, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Brunches in New Orleans," 4 Mar. 2018 In that case, maker Hampton Creek Foods and the FDA worked together to whip up a new label for the condiment. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "“An almond doesn’t lactate:” FDA to crack down on use of the word “milk”," 18 July 2018 This is a great topping for chops or chicken cutlets, a condiment for tacos or on its own as a side dish. Kim Walker, Woman's Day, "Oven-Roasted Corn Salsa," 11 Apr. 2012

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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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