• WordNet 3.6
    • n mayonnaise egg yolks and oil and vinegar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mayonnaise is said to be the invention of the French chef of the Duke de Richelieu in 1756. While the Duke was defeating the British at Port Mahon, his chef was creating a victory feast that included a sauce made of cream and eggs. When the chef realized that there was no cream in the kitchen, he improvised, substituting olive oil for the cream. A new culinary masterpiece was born, and the chef named it "Mahonnaise" in honor of the Duke's victory.
    • n mayonnaise A thick white sauce compounded of raw yolks of eggs beaten up with olive oil to the consistency near to that of a gel, and seasoned with vinegar, pepper, salt, etc.; -- used in dressing salads, fish, etc. Also, a dish dressed with this sauce.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mayonnaise In cookery, a sauce composed of yolks of eggs and salad-oil beaten together with vinegar or lemon-juice to the consistency of thick cream, and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, etc. It is an esteemed dressing for salads, cold fish, and some other dishes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mayonnaise mā-on-āz′ a sauce composed of the yoke of eggs, salad-oil, and vinegar or lemon-juice, seasoned: any cold dish of which the foregoing is an ingredient, as lobster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Hilda was busily helping to concoct a salmon mayonnaise, when, raising her eyes, she met her husband's gaze.
"A Young Mutineer" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Blessings on the bland, the seductive mayonnaise, which veiled the ardent lobster and his smell.
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
Serve with mayonnaise dressing instead of gravy.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Then pour on a little mayonnaise and place on top the tart shell with a hole in the center.
"American Cookery" by Various
Let stand two hours, again drain, and serve with or without mayonnaise dressing.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
Use mayonnaise or cream dressing with this salad, garnish with dainty celery tops and serve.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Verny is making a mayonnaise to use with the salad.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
But I know you're greedy, and I thought you'd be absorbed in the lobster mayonnaise.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
But still I think I'll send my recipe for salmon mayonnaise.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
Anything that could be served with French dressing or mayonnaise found a place on her list.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine

In poetry:

"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A waiter, for seasons before,
Had basked in her beautiful gaze,
And burnt to dismember MILOR,
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
He said to her, "Mechante THERESE,
Avec desespoir tu m'accables.
Ses intentions sont honorables?
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Was a witty and beautiful miss,
Extremely correct in her ways,
But her English consisted of this:
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Didn't yield to a gnawing despair
But married a soldier, and plays
As a pretty and pert Vivandiere.
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
His face was like a lobster red,
His legs were white as mayonnaise:
"I've had a jolly lunch," he said,
That Englishman of pleasant ways.
"Thy do us well at our hotel:
In England food is dull these days."
"Lobster For Lunch" by Robert W Service

In news:

Crumble crackers and mix with other ingredients in order, adding mayonnaise last.
2 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise.
On toasted wheat bread, she slathered mayonnaise, and generously sprinkled it with salt and pepper.
Combine celery, onion, egg, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning and white pepper.
Oven-steamed salmon with dill mayonnaise.
0 Oven-steamed salmon with dill mayonnaise.
If you'd prefer a creamy version, substitute ½ cup mayonnaise for the ¼ cup of vinegar and 6 tablespoons of oil used for the dressing in this recipe.
Lots of mayonnaise in this ham in a can.
This Feb 9, 2011, photo, shows containers of Kraft mayonnaise and Miracle Whip, at a Ralphs Fresh Fare supermarket in Los Angeles.
Toasted Turkey Sandwich with sprouts, fresh cilantro, carrots (show string cut), mayonnaise, and leftover turkey.
You'll need Old Bay seasoning, lemon pepper, mayonnaise and fresh tarragon, avocados, bacon, spinach, chipotle mayo and ciabatta bread for the lobster salad.
Lots of mayonnaise in this ham in a can.
In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise with the mustards , vinegar and olive oil and whisk until smooth.
There is a moment in all our lives when smoked turkey rests on toasted whole wheat under a tangy, eggy blanket of mayonnaise and spicy mustard.
Those of you longing for the days when mayonnaise was not a diet roadblock can take heart.