American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A condiment consisting of a thick, smooth-textured, spicy sauce usually made from tomatoes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See catchup.
- n. uncountable A tomato-vinegar based sauce.
- n. countable Such a sauce more generally (not necessarily based on tomatoes), or a specific brand or kind of such sauce – see usage notes below.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pureed table sauce made predominantly from tomatoes, flavored with onions, sugar, salt and spices; called also
tomato ketchup. The term is also applied to pureed sauces containing mushrooms, walnuts, etc., being called in such cases mushroom ketchup, walnut ketchup, etc.
- n. thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
- 1711, following earlier catchup (1690), of disputed origin. Originally referred to a sauce from South/Southeast/East Asia – 1690: East Indies (region generally); 1711: Tonkin (northern Vietnam) and China. (Wiktionary)
- Probably Malay kicap, fish sauce, possibly from Chinese (Cantonese) kē-chap, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) qié, eggplant + Chinese (Mandarin) zhī, sap, gravy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“To serve, mix in ketchup or hot sauce of your choice.”
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