\ ˈmā-(ˌ)ō \

Definition of mayo

 (Entry 1 of 3)


biographical name
\ ˈmā-(ˌ)ō \

Definition of Mayo (Entry 2 of 3)

Charles Horace 1865–1939 and his brother William James 1861–1939 American surgeons


geographical name

Definition of Mayo (Entry 3 of 3)

1 \ ˈmī-​(ˌ)ō \ river 250 miles (402 kilometers) long in the northwestern Mexico state of Sonora flowing southwest into the Gulf of California
2 \ ˈmā-​(ˌ)ō \ county of northwestern Ireland on the Atlantic in Connacht; capital Castlebar area 2084 square miles (5418 square kilometers), population 130,638

Examples of mayo in a Sentence

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Place tomato slices on top of mayo and season with salt and pepper. Heinz® Mayonnaise, Bon Appetit, "This “PLT” Will Be Your New Fave Sandwich," 25 June 2018 Pull the meat to pieces and fold in some herbs and olive oil or mayo. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Is Actually Genius," 20 July 2018 Davis says: Sour cream is an unexpected, delicious addition, much better than mayo., "Heck's Cafe in Ohio City a community staple since 1954: Cleveland's Best Burger contest," 8 May 2018 Married Bliss My wife makes this one: turkey, corned beef, cheddar cheese, thinly sliced cucumber; mustard or mayo is your call. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "4 Great Turkey Sandwiches For All Those Thanksgiving Leftovers," 23 Nov. 2018 His tuna salad included canned tuna belly, giardiniera, and mayo made from the oil the tuna was canned in. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Key Ingredient Momotaro chef Mark Hellyar deconstructs the tuna hoagie," 25 June 2018 While the breast itself is well fried, the breading lacks a kick and the addition of pickles or a bolder mayo or slaw would be worthwhile. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Doc Crow's sets a worthy bar for successful restaurants in Louisville," 30 May 2018 So try sprinkling chopped hot peppers into salads or mixing hot sauce into lowfat mayo or hummus to make a spicy spread. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "How to Overcome Overeating," 20 Dec. 2011 Since fat is flavor and mayonnaise is mostly made up of oil and egg yolks (both of which are fats), mayo translates to more flavor. David Kaplan, Fox News, "This simple mayonnaise-based grilling hack will change your summer cookouts," 4 July 2018

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circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

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