Definition of condiment in English:

condiment

noun

  • A substance such as salt, mustard, or pickle that is used to add flavour to food.

    • ‘‘Their idea of dip is that it's a condiment like ketchup or mustard or salt or pepper,’ he says.’
    • ‘Open pots of ketchup, mayonnaise, relish and a sweetcorn-based condiment offer a nice chance to smear the chips with sauces.’
    • ‘They are hand-picked at the beginning of the summer, to be pickled in vinegar and enjoyed as a condiment or in salads.’
    • ‘Food stations need condiments such as ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.’
    • ‘The groups were asked to prepare pickles and condiments.’
    • ‘Pesto has always been a predominant condiment for pasta in Liguria.’
    • ‘The smell and even the sight of it make me queasy, as do the other major American condiments, mustard and mayonnaise.’
    • ‘There would be no buns, no ketchup, and no condiments of any sort provided.’
    • ‘It was used as a condiment and to flavour pickles and sauces.’
    • ‘Harissa is a condiment of dried red chilies, garlic, and oil.’
    • ‘I said that because of the condiments: the mustard and mayo, the lettuce, tomato and onion.’
    • ‘Nearly all of the credits are written with condiments like mustard and mayonnaise on foods like hamburgers and corn dogs.’
    • ‘He liked cayenne pepper, chutney, pickles, mustard and other condiments.’
    • ‘Guests ate and drank kneeling on mats; their drinks were placed to their right, while other rules governed the position of foods and condiments.’
    • ‘Few food condiments have as long and storied a history as salt.’
    • ‘It's an OK food when used as an occasional condiment.’
    • ‘Grapes that never achieved full maturity were used in condiments and marinades.’
    • ‘Be sure to add your own barbecue sauce at the condiment stand to give it additional flavor and moisture.’
    • ‘All great barbecue chefs agree that barbecue sauce is a condiment to be used to dress the meat before serving, or to be served on the side.’
    • ‘Use of condiments such as soy sauce and ketchup, as well as salting food at the table, also increases sodium intake.’
    seasoning, spice, herb, additive, added flavour
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin condimentum, from condire ‘to pickle’.

Pronunciation

condiment

/ˈkɒndɪm(ə)nt/