opsonium

opsonium

(ɒpˈsəʊnɪəm)
n
(Cookery) any food used as a relish, such as chutney
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Quo exemplo vulgo dicitur 'Deficiente obsonio apponatur caseus.'" This last proverb (When there is no meat, put cheese) is not found in the published Greek or Latin paroemiographers, unless it is a variant of the one found in Plutarch (Moralia 234e, Apophthegmata laconica) and recorded by Erasmus, 1969 and 1982, III.iv.89: "Si caseum haberem, non desiderarem opsonium" (If I had cheese, I wouldn't want meat).