[ ahy-oh-lee, ey-oh-; French a-yaw-lee ]

  1. a garlic-flavored mayonnaise of Provence, served with fish and seafood and often with vegetables.

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Origin of aioli

1895–1900; <French aïoli<Provençal, equivalent to ai garlic (<Latin allium) + oli oil (<Latin oleum;see oil)

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British Dictionary definitions for aïoli


/ (aɪˈəʊlɪ, eɪ-) /

  1. garlic mayonnaise

Origin of aïoli

from French ail garlic

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