Definition of mayonnaise in English:

mayonnaise

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A thick creamy dressing consisting of egg yolks beaten with oil and vinegar and seasoned:

    ‘spread each slice thinly with mayonnaise’
    [count noun] ‘mayonnaises and salad dressings are usually on the no-go list for slimmers’
    • ‘No visit to Amsterdam is complete without sampling a cone of French fries served with mayonnaise or peanut butter sauce.’
    • ‘Use ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise sparingly and use pepper or lemon juice in place of salt.’
    • ‘In a slow stream, drizzle in enough oil to bind ingredients together until thick and creamy, like mayonnaise.’
    • ‘Add sour cream, mayonnaise and vinegar to the pasta and toss to coat noodles.’
    • ‘Use fat-free mayonnaise and salad dressings, and moderate amounts of olive oil when cooking.’
    • ‘It is more appetising than it sounds, having the creamy white consistency of thick mayonnaise.’
    • ‘Add 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and enough mayonnaise to make a spreadable mixture.’
    • ‘Emulsions have been chosen because they are daily present in kitchens, being the base of many different sauces and mayonnaises, salad dressings, ice creams, shakes, etc.’
    • ‘The smell and even the sight of it make me queasy, as do the other major American condiments, mustard and mayonnaise.’
    • ‘For the lavender glaze: Combine mayonnaise, mustard and red wine vinegar in a bowl and reserve.’
    • ‘Make coleslaw by mixing chopped cabbage with light mayonnaise, vinegar, celery seed and salt to taste.’
    • ‘Now don't give up on the lettuce - you can use low fat mayonnaise, vinegar and lemon juice instead.’
    • ‘You can now squeeze your way out of the sandwich doldrums, thanks to a new crop of smear-on flavored light mayonnaises.’
    • ‘He tries to be sneaky when he takes mayonnaise or ketchup out of the kitchen, but I've seen him do it.’
    • ‘Gradually add canola oil while whisking to form a thick and creamy mayonnaise.’
    • ‘Healthy fats also include salad dressings, mayonnaise, cooking oils, and fish oils.’
    • ‘If you're used to thick, chunky chips with salt and vinegar, having mayonnaise on them instead may sound ever so slightly disgusting.’
    • ‘The tuna pasta salad was creamy with mayonnaise, and although I could taste some dill, it tasted flat and old.’
    • ‘When eating the pizza, I forbid ketchup and mayonnaise at the table.’
    • ‘As for mayonnaise and non-sweet salad dressings, your carbohydrate savings will be minimal.’
    1. 1.1British [with modifier] A mixture of mayonnaise and a specified ingredient:
      ‘egg mayonnaise’
      • ‘The nice thing about it is that it can be eaten straightaway, or kept and sliced up cold with a tomato sauce, or a nice lemon mayonnaise and salad.’
      • ‘Thickly spread the egg mayonnaise mixture onto the buttered bread and sprinkle with the cress.’
      • ‘Every day she eats beans on toast followed by an egg mayonnaise sandwich for breakfast.’
      • ‘There is, admittedly, more fat in a portion of chips - but still less than in a tuna mayonnaise sandwich, apparently.’
      • ‘In a medium bowl, toss the knuckle meat with enough lobster mayonnaise to coat well.’
      • ‘Go for just the regular lunch and you can select from a range of traditional starters such as egg mayonnaise or soup.’
      • ‘I opted for the smoked mackerel, which was oak smoked fillet, presented cold with a citrus lemon mayonnaise and French leaf salad.’
      • ‘Oh well, I suppose an egg mayonnaise sandwich fills the gap a little.’
      • ‘Spoon the tuna mayonnaise over the turkey or chicken.’
      • ‘After being reprimanded by our mother, she kicked me in the shin as she went to go pick up the remains of a tuna mayonnaise sandwich.’
      • ‘Did he know that chicken tikka is the second most popular British sandwich after egg mayonnaise?’
      • ‘With its lemon and garlic mayonnaise dressing, it resembled a fabulous Caesar salad.’
      • ‘She opted for mushroom soup, I for potato wedges with bacon and cheese and a garlic mayonnaise dip.’
      • ‘Plus, he was spot on about that egg mayonnaise sandwich.’
      • ‘If this takes off one day I might even discover an egg mayonnaise sandwich for sale without bloody pond weed cress.’
      • ‘Season and using a pastry hag fitted with a small round tip, pipe the wasabi mayonnaise into the center of each quail egg white.’
      • ‘Serve with a good loaf of bread to help mop up the delicious tuna mayonnaise dressing.’
      • ‘Father's fresh salmon mayonnaise salad hit a purer note, which supported my view that some skill existed in the kitchen.’
      • ‘But tonight, after our nearly close call, I'd even have been grateful for a horrible egg mayonnaise sandwich.’
      • ‘Asparagus doesn't need much time on the grill and requires nothing more than butter and black pepper or a garlic mayonnaise to turn the stalks into the food of the gods.’

Origin

French, probably from the feminine of mahonnais of or from Port Mahon, the capital of Minorca.

Pronunciation:

mayonnaise

/meɪəˈneɪz/