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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.
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relating to or belonging to a condiment
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Parsley (Petroselinum crispum Mill.) is one of the vegetable species widely spread in Brazil and worldwide, and possibly the most universal of the condimental herbs (Lorenzi & Matos, 2008).
But besides its condimental uses the seed of Dill smelled "stayeth the hicket," that embarrassing and sometimes surprisingly sudden affliction, and the leaves of this potent plant chewed "aswageth the blasting and griping torment of the stomach."