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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Gochujang, the Korean condiment, has traveled far and wide: Stonewall Kitchen in York, Me. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Coming Soon to a Grocery Near You," 9 July 2018 The latter is a taste of home, a classic Chicago sandwich condiment, Berkeley-fied by a couple of real-life urban homesteaders with enough good-for-you organics, and even-better intentions, to spare. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Peace, love and a ’70s vibe rock a Berkeley home," 1 June 2018 The vesicles are popular in cocktails, as condiments, garnishes, and as an accent to fish. Nan Sterman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Burgers sloppy with American condiments are consumed on its pool decks by the thousands, in the general vicinity of the hairy chest contest. David G. Molyneaux, miamiherald, "Carnival, that most American of cruise lines, won't return to Europe any time soon," 5 July 2018 Prepared condiments, such as harissa, tapenade, pounded anchovy and garlic, or a Chinese red chile-garlic sauce, are easy routes to extra dimension. Emily Horton, charlotteobserver, "Four steps to making a great grain salad, every time," 19 June 2018 Some dishes invite and even require doctoring at the table with condiments, essential to any Filipino meal. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Lahi, Filipino Dishes, Classic and Idiosyncratic Alike," 31 May 2018 Then Kraft Heinz has offered to give him season tickets and a year’s supply of his favorite condiment. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Heinz wants to give ‘Mustard Man’ White Sox tickets, but the Flossmoor resident wants to do a commercial," 13 July 2018 The sauce became a common condiment across American sandwich boards and restaurant menus in the ‘80s with chefs putting their own spin on the spread. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How to make your own aioli sauce," 13 July 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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