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 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
Recent Examples on the Web Her chipotle lime mayo sauce is the perfect condiment to add the finishing touch on top. Sonia Ramirez, Chron, "Did TikTok just give us a new way to enjoy elote?," 12 Feb. 2021 The condiment comes in two varieties: Truffle Mayonnaise and Spicy Truffle Mayonnaise. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New and Notable: Latest from Drybar, Schick, TRUFF and more," 8 Feb. 2021 Once cooked, cheese and sauce meld into one uniform, sticky condiment that tastes slimy and coats your mouth. Los Angeles Times, "The official frozen pizza power rankings," 27 Jan. 2021 Humble ketchup, that sticky-sweet, popular sauce ubiquitous whenever a french fry is near, is more than just a dip for chicken tenders or condiment for topping burgers. Washington Post, "The secret ingredient in these 5 recipes? Ketchup!," 14 Jan. 2021 The tangy Korean condiment that tops one of Pizzeria Lola's signature pies (the Lady Zaza) can now be bought by the pint. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Stock your fridge and pantry with these 12 products made by Twin Cities restaurants," 15 Jan. 2021 Given the lack of Yemeni restaurants in the Bay Area (San Francisco has two), the condiment is the country’s leading international ambassador, offering Californians a welcome mix of familiarity and thrill. Flora Tsapovsky, SFChronicle.com, "Bright Yemeni hot sauce zhoug is racing its way through Bay Area restaurants," 15 Oct. 2020 Korean Kimchi Burgers Follow the recipe to make your own kimchi, or take a shortcut and use the condiment ready-made from the store. Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, "These Burger Recipes Are Creative, Original, and Occasionally Downright Weird," 29 Dec. 2020 For those who want to make the condiment at home, here’s a copycat recipe. Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Dallas News, "Pickles, disappearing fish and amusement parks: 10 topics Curious Texas explored in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020

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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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20 Feb 2021

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“Condiment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condiment. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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 condiment (audio) \ adjective

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