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con·di·ment

 (kŏn′də-mənt)
n.
A substance, such as a relish, vinegar, or spice, used to flavor or complement food.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin condīmentum, from condīre, to season; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

con′di·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.

condiment

(ˈkɒndɪmənt)
n
(Cookery) any spice or sauce such as salt, pepper, mustard, etc
[C15: from Latin condīmentum seasoning, from condīre to pickle]

con•di•ment

(ˈkɒn də mənt)

n.
something used to flavor food, as mustard, ketchup, salt, or spices.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin condīmentum spice =condī(re) to season]
con`di•men′tal, adj.

condiment

- From Latin condimentum, from condire, "to pickle, preserve"; condiments are food substances used to heighten the natural flavor of foods, to stimulate the appetite, to aid digestion, or preserve certain foods.
See also related terms for stimulate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoymentcondiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
relish - spicy or savory condiment
dip - tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
table mustard, mustard - pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds
catsup, cetchup, ketchup, tomato ketchup - thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
chili sauce - tomatoes and onions and peppers (sweet or hot) simmered with vinegar and sugar and various seasonings
chutney, Indian relish - a spicy condiment made of chopped fruits or vegetables cooked in vinegar and sugar with ginger and spices
steak sauce - pungent bottled sauce for steak
taco sauce - spicy tomato-based sauce for tacos
salsa - spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods
mint sauce - sweetened diluted vinegar with chopped mint leaves
cranberry sauce - sauce made of cranberries and sugar
duck sauce, hoisin sauce - a thick sweet and pungent Chinese condiment
horseradish - grated horseradish root
marinade - mixtures of vinegar or wine and oil with various spices and seasonings; used for soaking foods before cooking
soy sauce, soy - thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
vinegar, acetum - sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative
sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
paste, spread - a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
wasabi - the thick green root of the wasabi plant that the Japanese use in cooking and that tastes like strong horseradish; in powder or paste form it is often eaten with raw fish

condiment

noun
A substance that imparts taste:
Translations
chuťová přísadakoření
krydderi
krydd; bragîbætir
prieskonis
garšviela
kruidsmaakversterker
çeşni maddesi

condiment

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condiment

[ˈkɒndɪmənt] ncondiment m

condiment

nWürze f

condiment

[ˈkɒndɪmənt] ncondimento

condiment

(ˈkondimənt) noun
a seasoning (especially salt or pepper).
References in classic literature ?
The abstract number, five, I am willing to admit; but, concretely, it has reference to bottles of Brown Stout, without which, in the way of condiment, Welsh rabbit is to be eschewed.
The consciousness of having spent the other hours well is a just and savory condiment for the table.
It was usual with him to season his pleasure in showing favor to one person by being especially disagreeable to another, and Mary was always at hand to furnish the condiment.
He said, `Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence.
But put an extra condiment into your dish, and it will poison you.
Perhaps there was some speciality in the condiment in the salt-cellars.
The master chuckled grimly at this burglarious entry, and insisted on leaving the hall-door and two of the front windows open, to frighten the truants on their return; and then the two set about foraging for tea, in which operation the master was much at fault, having the faintest possible idea of where to find anything, and being, moreover, wondrously short-sighted; but Tom, by a sort of instinct, knew the right cupboards in the kitchen and pantry, and soon managed to place on the snuggery table better materials for a meal than had appeared there probably during the reign of his tutor, who was then and there initiated, amongst other things, into the excellence of that mysterious condiment, a dripping-cake.
The young person carved a fowl with the utmost delicacy, and asked so distinctly for egg-sauce, that poor Briggs, before whom that delicious condiment was placed, started, made a great clattering with the ladle, and once more fell back in the most gushing hysterical state.
To bid, with a shiver, the unfortunate flying waiter shut the door before he had opened it, was a condiment of a profounder flavour than Harvey.
asked Ned, as they sat at supper, the first night after their arrival, eating of several dishes, the red- pepper condiments of which caused frequent trips to the water pitcher.
In vulgar parlance the condiments of a repast are called by the American "a relish," substituting the thing for its effect.
The sarcasm that had repelled, the harshness that had startled me once, were only like keen condiments in a choice dish: their presence was pungent, but their absence would be felt as comparatively insipid.