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[ahy-oh-lee, ey-oh-; French a-yaw-lee]
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noun Cookery.
  1. a garlic-flavored mayonnaise of Provence, served with fish and seafood and often with vegetables.

Origin of aioli

1895–1900; < French aïoli < Provençal, equivalent to ai garlic (< Latin allium) + oli oil (< Latin oleum; see oil)
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Examples from the Web for aioli

Historical Examples

  • Aioli is a Mediterranean mayonnaise and “the dressing,” the French say, “is the soul of the salad.”

    Twenty-four Little French Dinners and How to Cook and Serve Them

    Cora Moore

British Dictionary definitions for aioli


  1. garlic mayonnaise

Word Origin

from French ail garlic
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