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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Recent Examples on the Web Garlic powder mixed into tahini sauce or mayonnaise makes a flavorful, impromptu cheater’s version of, respectively, toum or aioli. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, "How to cook with garlic powder," 24 Sep. 2020 My favorite though, there is a torta with steak, jalapenos and onions, avocado, and mayonnaise. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After 47 years, Lopez bakery remains a south side, family-run staple," 18 Sep. 2020 Add mayonnaise as needed to achieve a smooth tuna salad consistency., "Recipe: Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps," 16 Sep. 2020 If using mayonnaise, spread an even layer over the slice of bread, then top with a leaf or two of lettuce, then half of the turkey followed by half of the stuffing. cleveland, "‘Friends: The Official Cookbook’ is there for you with the Moist Maker, 'secret’ chocolate chip cookies and Oh. My. Gawd. pancakes," 15 Sep. 2020 Finally, mayonnaise in a supporting role — used sparingly — binds the ingredients together. Washington Post, "Maine-Style Lobster Rolls," 19 Aug. 2020 Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 , splash of white vinegar and 1 1/2 tablespoon Game Rub and pulse until well mixed. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "5 fan-favorite burger recipes from Texas chefs and more," 3 July 2020 Add the paste to mayonnaise, or to softened butter, or use it straight as a marinade for fish. Tamar Adler, The New Yorker, "The Culinary Potential of Bolting Vegetables," 5 Sep. 2020 Stir in onions, jalapeno, mayonnaise to taste, herbs and salt. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Ease the chore of stay-at-home lunches with make-ahead treasures you can mine later," 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of mayonnaise

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Mayonnaise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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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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