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Definition of "mayonnaise" []

  • A dressing made of beaten raw egg yolk, oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings. (noun)
  • A thick creamy sauce made from egg yolks, oil, and vinegar or lemon juice, eaten with salads, eggs, etc (noun)

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Use "mayonnaise" in a sentence
  • "In this book she wrote that the term mayonnaise was derived from the French verb "manier," which means to handle, fee or ply; or possibly to stir or blend."
  • "This mayonnaise is made with olive oil and as a distinct olive oil flavor to it, noticeably stronger than other mayonnaises, which tend to be made with more neutral oils."
  • "The sandwich (by itself an obscenity), slathered in unnaturally ultra-white mayonnaise, is floating in the air directly across from the disturbingly pale profile of a young, gape-mouthed woman who looks frightened to death of the manly meat."