American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dressing made of beaten raw egg yolk, oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cookery, a sauce composed of yolks of eggs and salad-oil beaten together with vinegar or lemon-juice to the consistency of thick cream, and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, etc. It is an esteemed dressing for salads, cold fish, and some other dishes.
- n. A dressing made from vegetable oil, raw egg yolks and seasoning, used on salads and in sandwiches.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A thick white sauce compounded of raw yolks of eggs beaten up with olive oil to the consistency near to that of a gel, and seasoned with vinegar, pepper, salt, etc.; -- used in dressing salads, fish, etc. Also, a dish dressed with this sauce.
- n. egg yolks and oil and vinegar
- Borrowing from French mayonnaise, named after the city Mahón whence the recipe was brought back to France. (Wiktionary)
- French mahonnaise, mayonnaise, possibly from Mahón, Spanish city on Minorca captured by Louis François Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1696-1788), in 1756 (the duke's chef is said to have introduced mayonnaise in honor of this victory). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In this book she wrote that the term mayonnaise was derived from the French verb "manier," which means to handle, fee or ply; or possibly to stir or blend.”
“The sandwich (by itself an obscenity), slathered in unnaturally ultra-white mayonnaise, is floating in the air directly across from the disturbingly pale profile of a young, gape-mouthed woman who looks frightened to death of the manly meat.”
“However, it was the Waldorf Salad that remained immortal, and this simple yet exotic salad made of chopped celery, walnuts, and apples drenched in mayonnaise and displayed on a bed of lettuce was wildly popular, no doubt because of the ease with which ordinary housewives could recreate some of the glamor of the hotel in their own homes.”
“This mayonnaise is made with olive oil and as a distinct olive oil flavor to it, noticeably stronger than other mayonnaises, which tend to be made with more neutral oils.”
“Spicy mayonnaise is definitely delicious, and if you so desire you can definitely make this roll with it!”
“My least favourite thing about mayonnaise is trying to spell it, and my favourite is the Kewpie advertisements.”
“The flavor of mayonnaise is completely unnoticeable.”
“Real mayonnaise is thicker and scoopable whereas Half the Fat is creamier.”
“Furthermore, mayonnaise in Mexico, whether with or without lime, has a different taste and texture than mayonnaise from the U.S. or France and is not nearly as good for northern palates.”
“Now Bubba, mayonnaise is easy to make and way better when you do it yourself.”
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A list of sauces, used in cuisines around the world. Many of these are listed in the encyplopedic tome of French cookery, Larouse Gastronomique.
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