mayonnaise

noun
may·​on·​naise | \ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz, ˌmā-ə-ˈnāz, ˈma-ˌnāz, ˈmā-ˌnāz\

Definition of mayonnaise 

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

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Prepare the sauce, whisking together sour cream, mayonnaise, Parmesan, lemon zest, Tabasco, grated onion and mustard. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskana recipe: Halibut Olympia a little better than you remember," 12 July 2018 Use a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic and the anchovies to a paste; add to the bowl, along with the sour cream and mayonnaise. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Baby Iceberg Wedge Salad With Chilled Shrimp, Mint & Green Goddess," 3 July 2018 In a bowl, combine half of the dipping sauce, scallions, mayonnaise, lime juice, and black pepper. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Vietnamese summer rolls are flavorful, crunchy, and delicious with a soy dipping sauce," 25 June 2018 Meanwhile, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and mustard in a bowl. Kristina Kurek, Country Living, "Creamy Potato Salad," 13 June 2018 Stir in the bacon, mayonnaise, vinegar, hot sauce, dry mustard, granulated garlic and black pepper. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Grilled Peach Toast with Pimiento Cheese," 30 May 2018 Whisk mayonnaise, garlic, vinegar, and paprika in a small bowl; season with kosher salt. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Niçoise Toast," 28 May 2018 Garnish with a dollop of mayonnaise, or sprinkle with herbs. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Pack up a picnic of Spanish tapas to feed a crowd," 3 July 2018 The two plan to open some time in early July with a full menu of banh mi sandwiches; shrimp toast covered in a maze of Kewpie mayonnaise; sticky caramel chicken wings and tofu bites. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "In the mood for tacos and fine wine? Details on this weekend's Baja Market L.A. festival," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of mayonnaise

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mayonnaise

French

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mayonnaise

noun

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

: a food made by mixing something (such as chopped eggs) with mayonnaise

mayonnaise

noun
may·​on·​naise | \ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz \

Kids Definition of mayonnaise

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

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