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

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 The country’s grocers have been scrambling to get hold of the much-loved condiment, which the French typically use to spice up meats such as duck confit, to create vinaigrettes for salads, or to make fresh mayonnaise. Albertina Torsoli, Fortune, 10 Aug. 2022 The country’s grocers have been scrambling to get a hold of the much-loved condiment, which the French typically use to spice up meats such as duck confit, to create vinaigrettes for salads, or to make fresh mayonnaise. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2022 Sobelman's uses the mustard as a condiment on burgers, and the Milwaukee Pretzel Co. uses the mustard as a dipping sauce for the pretzels, Cigelske said in an email. Hannah Hernandez, Journal Sentinel, 3 Aug. 2022 In this dish, crushed nori shines as a flaky condiment and a savory nori butter coating the seared meat. Jess Eng, Washington Post, 20 July 2022 Evenly distribute the ingredients so that each bite is representative of every filling and condiment. Ryan Chapman, The New Yorker, 15 July 2022 Agrodolce is a sweet-and-sour condiment that hails from Italy. Christian Reynoso, Bon Appétit, 26 May 2022 Crisp, sweet and aromatic, fried shallots are a staple condiment of Southeast Asian cuisine, frequently appearing in salads and noodle dishes, or paired with eggs and rice. New York Times, 23 May 2022 Their Sriracha Chili Hot Sauce started as a niche condiment for those in the know, and quickly catapulted to a household name, almost completely through word of mouth. Morayo Ogunbayo, ajc, 17 June 2022 See More

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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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19 Aug 2022

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“Condiment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condiment. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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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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