• WordNet 3.6
    • n condiment a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Condiment Something used to give relish to food, and to gratify the taste; a pungment and appetizing substance, as pepper or mustard; seasoning. "As for radish and the like, they are for condiments , and not for nourishment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n condiment Something used to give relish to food; a relish; seasoning; sauce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Condiment kon′di-ment a seasoning used at table to give a flavour to the ordinary solid or liquid food
    • v.t Condiment to pickle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. condimentum, fr. condire,. See Condite


In literature:

The meal consisted of a species of pulse boiled with ghee, with peppers and other condiments added.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
Onions are aromatic bulbs, valuable for condimental rather than nutritive purposes.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
There was still a savoury sauce remaining in the pan, due to the herb condiments which Saloo had collected.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
The plant is a native of tropical Asia, where for centuries, especially in India, it has been highly esteemed as a condiment.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
Analyses of Condimental Food.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
He had clearly been partaking of the fragrant condiment.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
There were sandwich-boxes, salad-boxes, butter-jars, tea and coffee cans, salt, pepper, and all necessary condiments.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
Salt is the condiment to use with them, but sugar is allowable.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
Condiment can.= When not in use, always remove the contents.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss

In poetry:

The tined yellow sweet racemes
Of sprawling green mesquite
Turned into sheaves of dusky beans
Served condiment to meat.
"Casa Grande: Arizona" by Norman MacLeod
Like a knight of old, with an air that was bold,
You turned from my side and went,
Past salad dish, past deviled fish,
Past cake and condiment.
"The Song Of The Sandwich" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

ENTERTAINING Make seasonal condiments to stay party-ready anytime.
David Tanis has recipes for three brightly flavored and colored condiments for Thanksgiving.
The nearly 50 varieties of oil and vinegar at this Frederick shop prove those condiments are more than just a dressing for romaine lettuce.
Jarring Thoughts Robert Lambert condiments.
ANGELA WARNICK BUCHDAHL remembers the year her mother put kimchi, a spicy, pickled cabbage condiment, on the seder plate for the maror, or bitter herb.
I got the Delirious burger and asked for medium (which is as rare as they allow) with the usual compliment of Texas condiments plus jalapeños.
"I hate yellow mustard ," Spiaggia bartender Brendan Smith protested after the Palm 's Mike Freeman challenged him with the condiment.
The Chinese condiment made from dried seafood and chiles highlights the turnip cake from the recently reopened Nom Wah Tea Parlor, now brightly outfitted with a '60s diner decor and revamped menu.
Harissa is the sriracha of North Africa , a chile-based condiment that elevates many a dish.
's homemade ketchup is the signature condiment that helped the Highland restaurant make a name for itself.
Convenience stores are expanding their brew programs and condiment offerings, allowing guests to customize each cup.
The beautiful intensely green condiment is a favorite ingredient in Italian dishes and I personally love adding pesto to pasta dishes.
Local philanthropist creates, markets new condiment.
NORWICH – Norwich businesswoman Patsy Smith continues to make headlines with the condiments she has created for her own brand, SchoolHouse Kitchen.
It's a condiment everybody uses.