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

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Examples of condiment in a Sentence

the cafeteria's self-serve table has a full array of condiments
Recent Examples on the Web Although most consumers have likely already purchased a turkey by then to celebrate the holiday, there always seem to be some side dishes, fixings, or condiments that get forgotten until the last minute. Editors, USA TODAY, "West Coast 'bomb cyclone,' Thanksgiving travel, Toys R Us' comeback: 5 things to know Wednesday," 28 Nov. 2019 Cooks worldwide have developed ethereal dishes from vegetables, legumes, herbs, spices, fruit, nuts, and condiments like spicy chili sauces. Eric Velasco, al, "Go meatless with these easy weeknight recipes," 24 Jan. 2020 Included with the chili were cornbread, crackers and condiments of cheese and sour cream. cleveland, "Rocky River Senior Center spices things up with chili cook-off," 21 Jan. 2020 Inside, shelves are lined with a robust assortment of fresh organic produce and condiments. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Kim Kardashian Has a Walk-In Fridge, Separate Drink Fridges, and a Frozen Yogurt Machine," 9 Jan. 2020 It’s time for the flight’s first meal service: caviar and condiments. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "8 Countries, 21 Days, 1 Private Planet: The Ultimate Travel Bucket List Trip," 31 Oct. 2019 To avoid monotony, use different spices, dressings, or condiments to flavor your meals — or plan on freezing your prepped food for dinner another week. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Beginner's Guide on How to Meal Prep Like a Pro," 2 Oct. 2019 The soup is served boiling hot while the other ingredients -- noodles, veggies, proteins and condiments -- are brought to the table separately on the side. cleveland.com, "Dagu Rice Noodle in Cleveland’s AsiaTown plans Aug. 31 grand opening," 15 Aug. 2019 The duo soon began selling their preserves and condiments at farmers markets. Allison Hagan, BostonGlobe.com, "Stonewall Kitchen has a new owner — and bigger ambitions," 1 Aug. 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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The first known use of condiment was in the 15th century

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14 Feb 2020

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“Condiment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condiment. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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condiment

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How to pronounce condiment (audio)

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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