may·​on·​naise ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz How to pronounce mayonnaise (audio)
: 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 Tart yellow mustard also balances the sweetness of the mayonnaise. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2024 To make the traditional white sauce, cut plain yogurt with mayonnaise and lemon juice, and fleck it with garlic. Sam Sifton, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 Her viral salmon bowl post followed the same formula; in her video, which was posted in August of 2021, the Bay Area native microwaved leftover salmon with white rice and an ice cube, then combined them with soy sauce, Kewpie mayonnaise and hot sauce to whip together a hearty lunch. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 Without mayonnaise, the bright colors can really shine at a springtime meal. Jorie Nicole McDonald, Southern Living, 11 Feb. 2024 There are many varieties of mayonnaise on the market, and all of them work here. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2024 Sriracha mayonnaise suddenly seemed to be drizzled on everything. Indrani Sen, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2024 Serve as part of a platter with crusty bread, cold roasted vegetables and aioli or good-quality mayonnaise. Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Substitute mayonnaise or sour cream with yogurt in dressings and dips for a more nutritious alternative. Lauren Manaker Ms, Rdn, Ld, Verywell Health, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History



First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mayonnaise was in 1845

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“Mayonnaise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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may·​on·​naise ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz How to pronounce mayonnaise (audio)
: a dressing consisting chiefly of egg yolk, vegetable oil, and vinegar or lemon juice

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