Definition of “condiment” - English Dictionary

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“condiment” in British English

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condimentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒn.dɪ.mənt/ us /ˈkɑːn.də.mənt/ formal

Examples from literature

  • On each table is a caster-stand, containing cruets of condiments and seasons. 
  • Salt and pepper are used as condiments. 
  • Serve cold as a condiment with meat. 
  • The most common condiments are, mustard, pepper, pepper-sauce, ginger, cayenne-pepper, and spices. 
  • The young sprouts from the roots of sweet fennel when blanched are a very agreeable salad and condiment. 

(Definition of “condiment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“condiment” in American English

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condimentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑn·də·mənt/

a substance such as a spice that you add to food to improve its taste

(Definition of “condiment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)