mayonnaise

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noun may·on·naise \ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz, ˌmā-ə-ˈ\

Definition of mayonnaise

  1. :  a dressing made chiefly of egg yolks, vegetable oils, and vinegar or lemon juice

Origin and Etymology of mayonnaise

French


First Known Use: 1845



MAYONNAISE Defined for English Language Learners

mayonnaise

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noun may·on·naise \ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz, ˌmā-ə-ˈ\

Definition of mayonnaise for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MAYONNAISE Defined for Kids

mayonnaise

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noun may·on·naise \ˈmā-ə-ˌnāz\

Definition of mayonnaise for Students

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



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