- a thick dressing of egg yolks, vinegar or lemon juice, oil, and seasonings, used for salads, sandwiches, vegetable dishes, etc.
Origin of mayonnaise
Examples from the Web for mayonnaise
No mayonnaise, only butter, which had been absorbed, sponge-style, into the bun.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered
June 7, 2014
For her inaugural menu, she planned crayfish with mayonnaise, pigeon with peas, and an apple brioche flambéed in rum.The Queen of the French Kitchen
March 26, 2014
Fell in her tuna-fish salad and was swallowed in a glob of mayonnaise.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
It was a basic hamburger, with fresh lettuce and tomato (a plus), slathered with a sloppy oversize dollop of mayonnaise.Is That It? Burger King’s French Fry Burger Is Just Carb Overkill.
September 3, 2013
She even spent four years as a spokesperson for Kraft mayonnaise.Patti Mayonnaise From ‘Doug’ Is on ‘Orange Is the New Black’
July 29, 2013
Cut it up, and mix it with the lobster and some mayonnaise sauce.
Cut up the lettuce, and mix it with the lobster and mayonnaise.
Put the mixture into a salad-bowl, and pour over the mayonnaise or dressing.
It was a little shaky, but, barrin' that, it was as smooth as mayonnaise.Shorty McCabe
Chop celery, English walnuts and apples, mix with mayonnaise.The Community Cook Book
- a thick creamy sauce made from egg yolks, oil, and vinegar or lemon juice, eaten with salads, eggs, etc
Word Origin and History for mayonnaise
sauce made from egg yolks, oil, and vinegar, 1815, from French sauce mayonnaise (1806), said by French sources to be corrupted from mahonnaise and to have been named in recognition of Mahon, seaport capital of island of Minorca, captured by France 1756 after the defeat of the British defending fleet in the Seven Years' War; the sauce having been introduced either in commemoration of the victory, which was led by Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu (1696–1788), or because it was brought to France from there by him. But unless there is a gap in the record, the late date of appearance of the word make this seem doubtful.