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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Foods such as mustard, catsup, Worcestershire sauce, and other condiments accounted for only consumption.
▪ Provençal green tableware, salt & pepper mills, utensils and condiments, from a selection at Divertimenti.
▪ Serve hot or cold as SAUCEa condiment to small game birds, pheasant, or meat dishes.
▪ Soya sauce A thin salty sauce used as the main condiment throughout the Far East, virtually replacing dry salt.
▪ They are sometimes mixed with other spices, such as allspice or coriander seeds, for a table condiment.
▪ Trays are served accurately according to food items, beverages, and condiments marked on menu. 4.
▪ With the condiments of the season, presumably.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Condiment \Con"di*ment\, n. [L. condimentum, fr. condire. See Condite.] 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., from Old French condiment (13c.), from Latin condimentum "spice, seasoning, sauce," from condire "to preserve, pickle, season," variant of condere "to put away, store," from com- "together" (see com-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)).


n. Something used to enhance the flavor of food; for example, salt or pepper.


n. a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"


A condiment is a spice, sauce, or, preparation that is added to food to impart a particular flavor, to enhance its flavor, or in some cultures, to complement the dish. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time.

Many condiments are available packaged in single-serving packets, like mustard or ketchup, particularly when supplied with take-out or fast-food meals. They are usually applied by the diner, but are sometimes added prior to serving; for example, in a sandwich made with ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise. Some condiments are used during cooking to add flavor or texture to the food; barbecue sauce, compound butter, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and marmite are examples.

The term condiment comes from the Latin condimentum, meaning "spice, seasoning, sauce" and from the Latin condere, meaning "preserve, pickle, season".

Usage examples of "condiment".

Normally my refrigerator contains leftover carryout, frozen dinners, condiments, coffee beans, Diet Coke, and milk, with a smattering of slimed-out produce in the bins.

Then we had a slim repast of soda water and bananas, the Hadji worshiped with his face toward Mecca, and the boatmen prepared an elaborate curry for themselves, with salt fish for its basis, and for its tastiest condiment blachang--a Malay preparation much relished by European lovers of durion and decomposed cheese.

All around me is a celebration of foods from around the world, baskets of bread, trays of tarts and cakes, rows of jams and condiments and olive oils, pasta in every conceivable shape, and the smell of dark coffee beans grown on four continentsa profusion that has never failed to bring me a rush of joy.

Dried pasta, jars of sauce, canned soups, condiments, peanut butter, the strange orange macaroni and cheese in a box that only kids and dogs will eat.

I amused myself with paper goods and staples, cans, condiments, spices, and household cleaners.

Other slaves were chopping fruit, filling condiment bowls, sugaring little cakes and arranging nuts and sweetmeats on platters.

Used by the company only as a condiment on the hamburgers, pickles were not a necessity.

He put the cutting board in the sink and began to put the condiments away.

His eyes ran over the selection of condiments which had come with it, and almost absent-mindedly he dropped the pepper-pot into his pocket.

Six sylphs served the banquet, which, while lacking the bizarre condiments and improbable juxtapositions of Iucounu's 'novel cuisine', was nevertheless enjoyed by the company.

For by his inner light the righteous man has discerned a manner of compounding for it a dressing to the appetency whereof a multitude of gustible condiments conspire, being reconciled and ameliorated with profusion of oil, the entire comestible making glad the heart of the godly and causing his face to shine.

Sometimes they are killed by raging bumblebees or kidnapped and murdered by trolls who grind fairy-bones into a condiment to season their sauces and ragouts.

This consisted of a three-ounce meat patty with added condiments, plus a new slogan, "Now the Castles have a King!

The condiment containers in front of her held things she'd never heard of, except for the basic salt and pepper.

The condiment containers in front of her held things shed never heard of, except for the basic salt and pepper.