condiment

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From Old French condiment, from Latin condimentum, from condire ‎(to preserve, pickle, season). See condite and compare recondite.

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condiment ‎(plural condiments)

  1. Something used to enhance the flavor of food; for example, salt or pepper.
    • 1994 July 21, Faye Fiore, “Congress relishes another franking privilege: Meat lobby puts on the dog with exclusive luncheon for lawmakers – experts on pork”[1], Los Angeles Times:
      Congressmen gleefully wolfed down every imaginable version of the hot dog – smoked kielbasas, jumbo grillers, Big & Juicy's, kosher dogs and spiced dogs – topped with every imaginable condiment – hot mustard, sweet mustard, jalapenos, spaghetti sauce, regular relish, corn relish, maple syrup salsa and the secret sauce of Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.). ("If I told you the recipe," an aide explained, "I'd have to shoot you.")

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condiment m ‎(plural condiments)

  1. condiment

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