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

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The poached shrimp was served atop of bed of corn blended with mayonnaise, lime and onion. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These were 10 of our favorite bites from the Detroit Free Press Wine + Food Experience," 14 Sep. 2019 The Spicy one comes with a Cajun spread; the Classic is topped with mayonnaise. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Popeyes is selling how many of these new chicken sandwiches?!," 26 Aug. 2019 Invite family and guests to take a dinner plate and begin by brushing the corn with mayonnaise. Donna Erickson, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Pair Mexican corn with buffet-style toppings bar for party fun," 9 Aug. 2019 Creamy coleslaw, lavished with mayonnaise and flecked with celery seed, traditionally accompanies the Kansas City barbecue big three (brisket, chicken and ribs), and is popular just about everywhere else. Steven Raichlen, New York Times, "Coleslaw Kissed by Fire," 2 Aug. 2019 So is Mexican street corn slathered with mayonnaise, sprinkled with cheese and chili powder ($4) and spiced charro beans ($5). Ann Trieger Kurland,, "Mr. Tamole team brings authenic tamales to town," 16 July 2019 For many of us, those spiny globes are little more than a verdant delivery method for molten butter or, even better, scoops of homemade mayonnaise to our eagerly awaiting maws. Paul Stephen,, "Artichokes + anchovies: a match made in heaven. Really.," 22 Aug. 2019 Spread about 1 teaspoon of the mayonnaise on the inside of each bun. CBS News, "The Dish: Luke Holden of Luke's Lobster shares his signature recipes," 6 July 2019 Stir in the pepper and season the mayonnaise with more salt. Ben Mims,, "Dry-Aged Burger with Gruyère and Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise," 26 June 2019

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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
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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