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 The couple’s homemade ketchup later inspired their line: Little Acre Three Pepper Ketchup — a condiment that crisscrosses ketchup, salsa, marinara, and cocktail sauce. BostonGlobe.com, "Ketchup that kicks it up a notch (or three)," 6 Apr. 2021 At the Pym Test Kitchen, diners will see super-sizing is taken literally (note the gigantic soda cans and condiment containers). Scott Craven, USA TODAY, "Disneyland reopens April 30. Here's what the park has been updating while visitors were away.," 18 Mar. 2021 But for cleaning tar out of the eyes, throats and nasal passages of sea turtles, a common sandwich condiment proved to be a better option this week following an oil spill in Israel. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, "Turtles Caught in Disastrous Oil Spill Treated With Mayonnaise," 25 Feb. 2021 The condiment, called Taste of Inspirations Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce, looks normal from the outside, but the bottles were filled with a different sauce that contains fish. Mike Wehner, BGR, "FDA warns that you shouldn’t eat this wing sauce," 23 Mar. 2021 Let popovers cool slightly, then slice and fill with corned beef and condiment of choice. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Popovers! Perfect for Passover and beyond," 17 Mar. 2021 The Tart kombu vinegar was a condiment under the sea—slightly salty, refreshing, and bracing. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Acid Trip: How Small-Batch Vinegars Became a Kitchen Phenomenon," 10 Mar. 2021 The sweet and tangy sauce, known to be poured all over chicken wings, can give you a taste of the region’s most notorious condiment. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "25 Black-owned brands to shop for your everyday essentials," 9 Mar. 2021 Ground five spice is also often served mixed with salt and used as a piquant condiment to accompany barbecue dishes. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "For Maximum Flavor, Make These Spice Blends at Home," 22 Feb. 2021

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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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“Condiment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condiment. Accessed 16 Apr. 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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