may·​on·​naise | \ ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz How to pronounce mayonnaise (audio) , ˌmā-ə-ˈnāz, ˈma-ˌnāz, ˈmā-ˌnāz \

Definition of mayonnaise

: a dressing made chiefly of egg yolks, vegetable oils, and vinegar or lemon juice

Examples of mayonnaise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tim paired the chicken with Swiss cheese, red onion, spinach, tomato and mayonnaise. Washington Post, 15 July 2021 The Cajun sauce, a mayonnaise-forward number, delighted me with its mustardy heat, the nose-clearing kind. New York Times, 14 July 2021 Some like to use miracle whip instead of mayonnaise and sour cream. Kate Merker, Country Living, 14 July 2021 The combination of Greek yogurt and mayonnaise makes the dressing for this pasta salad from Alison Ladman light yet rich-tasting. oregonlive, 22 June 2021 Be Jo sandwich, which is prepared with provolone cheese, Russian dressing, homemade coleslaw and mayonnaise. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 16 June 2021 The al pastor is also great as a torta ($5), but the wonderment of the pork gets a little lost amid the iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise tucked inside a very flaky bun. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 11 June 2021 What all of these recipes have in common is mayonnaise. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 June 2021 The main components are potatoes, carrots, ham, pickles, and mayonnaise., 1 June 2021

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First Known Use of mayonnaise

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Mayonnaise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mayonnaise

: a thick, white sauce used especially in salads and on sandwiches and made chiefly of eggs, vegetable oil, and vinegar or lemon juice
British : a food made by mixing something (such as chopped eggs) with mayonnaise


may·​on·​naise | \ ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz How to pronounce mayonnaise (audio) \

Kids Definition of mayonnaise

: a creamy dressing usually made of egg yolk, oil, and vinegar or lemon juice

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