Definition of mayonnaise in English:


Syllabification: may·on·naise
Pronunciation: /ˈmāəˌnāz, ˌmāəˈnāz


  • A thick, creamy dressing consisting of egg yolks beaten with oil and vinegar and seasoned.
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    • Emulsions have been chosen because they are daily present in kitchens, being the base of many different sauces and mayonnaises, salad dressings, ice creams, shakes, etc.
    • You can now squeeze your way out of the sandwich doldrums, thanks to a new crop of smear-on flavored light mayonnaises.
    • Gradually add canola oil while whisking to form a thick and creamy mayonnaise.


French, probably from the feminine of mahonnais 'of or from Port Mahon', the capital of Minorca.

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