Definition of mayonnaise in English:


Line breaks: may¦on|naise
Pronunciation: /meɪəˈneɪz


[mass noun]
1A thick creamy dressing consisting of egg yolks beaten with oil and vinegar and seasoned: spread each slice thinly with mayonnaise [count noun]: mayonnaises and salad dressings are usually on the no-go list for slimmers
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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.
1.1 [with modifier] British A mixture of mayonnaise and a specified ingredient: egg mayonnaise
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  • Thickly spread the egg mayonnaise mixture onto the buttered bread and sprinkle with the cress.
  • Oh well, I suppose an egg mayonnaise sandwich fills the gap a little.
  • If this takes off one day I might even discover an egg mayonnaise sandwich for sale without bloody pond weed cress.


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

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