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mayonnaise

noun [U] uk   /ˌmeɪ.əˈneɪz/ us    /ˈmeɪ.ə.neɪz/ ( informal mayo )
a thick, white sauce made from oil, vinegar, and the yellow part of eggs, usually eaten cold
Translations of “mayonnaise”
in Korean 마요네즈…
in Arabic مايونيز…
in French mayonnaise…
in Turkish mayonez…
in Italian maionese…
in Chinese (Traditional) (油、醋和蛋黃調製而成的)蛋黃醬…
in Russian майонез…
in Polish majonez…
in Spanish mayonesa…
in Portuguese maionese…
in German die Mayonnaise…
in Catalan maionesa…
in Japanese マヨネーズ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (油、醋和蛋黄调制而成的)蛋黄酱…
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