Definitions for condimentˈkɒn də mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•di•mentˈkɒn də mənt(n.)

  1. something used to flavor food, as mustard, ketchup, salt, or spices.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of condiment:

1400–50; late ME < MF < L condīmentum spice =condī(re) to season


Princeton's WordNet

  1. condiment(noun)

    a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment

    "mustard and ketchup are condiments"


  1. condiment(Noun)

    Something used to enhance the flavor of food; salt or pepper for example.

  2. Origin: From condimentum, from condire. See condite and compare recondite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condiment(noun)

    something used to give relish to food, and to gratify the taste; a pungment and appetizing substance, as pepper or mustard; seasoning


  1. Condiment

    A condiment is an edible substance, that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor, or in some cultures, to complement the dish. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time. Many condiments are available packaged in single-serving sachets, like mustard or ketchup, particularly when supplied with take-out or fast-food meals. Condiments are usually applied by the diner. Condiments are sometimes added prior to serving, for example a sandwich made with ketchup or mustard. Some condiments are used during cooking to add flavor or texture to the food; barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, marmite are examples.

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a seasoning (especially salt or pepper).

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