[rey-muh-lahd; French rey-moo-lad]


a cold sauce made with mayonnaise and various condiments and herbs, as chopped pickles, capers, mustard, parsley, chervil, and tarragon.

Also remolade.

Origin of rémoulade

1835–45; < French, orig. dial. rémola, alteration of Latin armoracea horseradish; see -ade1
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a mayonnaise sauce flavoured with herbs, mustard, and capers, served with salads, cold meat, etc

Word Origin for rémoulade

C19: from French, from Picard dialect ramolas horseradish, from Latin armoracea
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Word Origin and History for remoulade

"type of French salad dressing," 1845, from French rémoulade (17c.), from remolat, a dialect word for "horseradish;" cf. Italian ramolaccio "horseradish," by dissimilation from ramoraccio, from Latin armoracia.

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