\ ˈmā-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce mayo (audio) \

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Examples of mayo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brush the remaining mayo on the skin of the chicken. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 What really seals the deal is the spicy mayo, though. Washington Post, 24 July 2021 Season the lemony mayo with fresh herbs, anchovy or capers. Jeanmarie Brownson, Star Tribune, 23 June 2021 Season the lemony mayo with fresh herbs, anchovy or capers. Jeanmarie Brownson, Star Tribune, 23 June 2021 Vegan mayos that had a more tan color or a slightly more watery consistency usually had a more assertive flavor that, while sometimes good, didn’t always line up with my expectations of what a mayo should be. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 5 Oct. 2021 Things get a little messy, courtesy of the mayo, but a few extra napkins take care of that. Mary Colurso |, al, 10 Sep. 2021 None of them has a lot of it — too much mayo can detract from the main ingredient of the salad — but each has just enough to build flavors from a creamy, smooth base. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 June 2021 Use it to make this recipe again, drizzle it on pizza or make a spicy mayo. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mayo

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Mayo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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Mayo biographical name

\ ˈmā-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Mayo (audio) \

Definition of Mayo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Charles Horace 1865–1939 and his brother William James 1861–1939 American surgeons


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Definition of Mayo (Entry 2 of 2)

1 \ ˈmī-​(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Mayo (audio) \ river 250 miles (402 kilometers) long in the northwestern Mexico state of Sonora flowing southwest into the Gulf of California
2 \ ˈmā-​(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Mayo (audio) \ county of northwestern Ireland on the Atlantic in Connacht; capital Castlebar area 2084 square miles (5418 square kilometers), population 130,638

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