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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Next came a dollop of mayonnaise, a brisk mashing about with a fork, and the troweling onto a snow white slice of Wonder Bread. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, "My tuna fish revelation," 20 June 2018 It was filled with salmon, tuna, avocado and cucumber, topped with spicy tuna and draped in spicy mayonnaise. Courtney Dabney, star-telegram, "Fort Worth’s first Zenna knows its Thai and Japanese niche | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 Usually created in a Jell-O mold, a key ingredient to Perfection Salad is vinegar, which is added to the gelatin and then the finished recipe is intended to be served with a dollop of mayonnaise. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Annual small-town school gathering a nostalgic tribute," 27 Apr. 2018 Salt content in mayonnaise can vary greatly from brand to brand. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "The devil’s in the details: A guide to all things deviled egg," 21 Mar. 2018 Better yet is the spicy ahi, veiled in mayonnaise with a streak of heat. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018 Better yet is the spicy ahi, veiled in mayonnaise with a streak of heat. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke," 8 Jan. 2018 Stir in mayonnaise, mustard and pepper until blended. Woman's Day, "Deviled Eggs with Caviar," 30 Dec. 2011 Keep toppings super simple with fan favorites like iceberg lettuce, cheese (Whitener’s go-to is white American), and maybe a tasty spread, like the classic mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "How to Cook a Hamburger Like a Chef," 26 June 2018

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1845, in the meaning defined above

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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

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


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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