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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Garnish with a dollop of mayonnaise, or sprinkle with herbs. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "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,, "In the mood for tacos and fine wine? Details on this weekend's Baja Market L.A. festival," 26 June 2018 Add one cup of mayonnaise, garlic cloves and smoked paprika to a food processor. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Rye's chef goes for bold flavors (like this paprika octopus) but keeps the menu simple," 17 Apr. 2018 Sandwiches and simple platters of beef gyro, chicken and falafel await, as does the chain’s inimitable white sauce, as if sent from heaven, if not the god of mayonnaise. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Halal Guys just might be the champ of Arlington's Champions Park dining scene | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 22 Mar. 2018 The Shape of Water 2 avocados 12 cooked yolk 2 tbsp of lemon juice 1 cup of mayonnaiseSalt and pepper to add taste For the eggs: · Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with enough water so that there is 1 1/2 inches of water above them. Jonathan Kendall, Vogue, "A Best Picture-Inspired Oscars Dinner Menu," 3 Mar. 2018 And also like with a jar of mayonnaise or something like that. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Matt Cutts of the U.S. Digital Service on Recode Decode," 12 July 2018 Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, and olive oil and stir to combine. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018 In large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mini Shrimp Rolls," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of mayonnaise

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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