sauce-alone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sauce-alone European herb that smells like garlic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sauce-alone (Bot) Jack-by-the-hedge. See under Jack.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sauce-alone An Old World cruciferous plant, Sisymbrium Alliaria (Alliaria officinalis), emitting a strong smell of garlic: sometimes used as a salad. Also called garlic-mustard, hedge-garlic, and jack-by-the-hedge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sauce-alone a cruciferous plant with a strong garlic smell, Jack-by-the-hedge
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sauce—L. salsa, neut. pl. of salsus, pa.p. of salīre, salsum, to salt—sal, salt.

Usage

In literature:

Come and welcome, only please leave the fish-sauce alone.
"Winona of the Camp Fire" by Margaret Widdemer
Given these things you may serve them up with the sauce of wit, but wit alone never made good conversation.
"Leaves in the Wind" by A. G. Gardiner
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In poetry:

The king's beard on which sauces and ovations
fell until it became heavy as an axe
appears suddenly in a dream to a man condemned to die
and on a candlestick of flesh shines alone in the dark.
"A Description Of The King" by Zbigniew Herbert

In news:

I rarely find a bottled sauce that I would spend my money on, let alone recommend.
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