[ mey-uh-neyz, mey-uh-neyz ]
/ ˌmeɪ əˈneɪz, ˈmeɪ əˌneɪz /


a thick dressing of egg yolks, vinegar or lemon juice, oil, and seasonings, used for salads, sandwiches, vegetable dishes, etc.

Origin of mayonnaise

1835–45; < French, equivalent to mayon (perhaps variant of Mahón, town in Minorca) + -aise -ese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mayonnaise

/ (ˌmeɪəˈneɪz) /


a thick creamy sauce made from egg yolks, oil, and vinegar or lemon juice, eaten with salads, eggs, etc

Word Origin for mayonnaise

C19: from French, perhaps from Mahonnais of Mahón, a port in Minorca
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