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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Vegetable oil is great; peanut butter is said to work, and some people swear by mayonnaise. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove Sticker Residue from Any Surface," 28 Nov. 2018 Sorry to ruin your summer, but mayonnaise ice cream is a thing now. Lindsey V Thompson, Teen Vogue, "Mayonnaise Ice Cream Released in Scotland," 27 July 2018 The base ingredients are the same, but salad dressing typically is tangier and sweeter than mayonnaise. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Here’s to the U.S. flag!," 13 June 2018 Chef José Santaella, a protégé of Eric Ripert and Ferran Adrià, puts a modern twist on classic Puerto Rican ingredients, like beef sliders with sweet plantains and red-wine mayonnaise, and seared scallops over guava and pineapple jam. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "Puerto Rico on the Rebound: A Three-Day Getaway Guide," 26 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, honey, and thyme in a bowl. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Smashed Buttermilk Potato Salad," 10 Aug. 2018 Combine mayonnaise, yogurt and cheese in the bottom of large bowl. Ann Maloney,, "Mac and cheese made with mayo and yogurt? Taste a tangy, creamy bite," 29 May 2018 In a large bowl, combine chicken, ¾ cup mayonnaise, 1 cup thinly sliced celery, ½ cup toasted sliced almonds and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Recipes From the Golden Age of the Luncheon," 12 Sep. 2018 Footage released by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department shows the robber requesting what appears to be a side of mayonnaise or dressing, as well as two cookies, which the on-duty employee bags and places on the counter. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Subway robber orders sandwich and cookies before producing gun, demanding cash," 24 July 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
British : a food made by mixing something (such as chopped eggs) with mayonnaise


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Kids Definition of mayonnaise

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

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