[ahy-oh-lee, ey-oh-; French a-yaw-lee]
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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Examples from the Web for aioli
Aioli is a Mediterranean mayonnaise and “the dressing,” the French say, “is the soul of the salad.”
Word Origin for aïoli
from French ail garlic
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