- mayonnaise:  There are several conflicting theories about the origin of the term mayonnaise, among them that it is an alteration of bayonnaise, as if the sauce originated in Bayonne, in southwestern France; that it was derived from the French verb manier ‘stir’; and that it goes back to Old French moyeu ‘egg yolk’. But the early variant spelling mahonnaise strongly suggests that it originally meant literally ‘of Mahon’, and that the sauce was so named to commemorate the taking of Port Mahon, the capital of the island of Minorca, by the duc de Richelieu in 1756.
- mayonnaise (n.)
- sauce made from egg yolks, oil, and vinegar, 1815, from French sauce mayonnaise (1806), said by French sources to be corrupted from mahonnaise and to have been named in recognition of Mahon, seaport capital of island of Minorca, captured by France 1756 after the defeat of the British defending fleet in the Seven Years' War; the sauce having been introduced either in commemoration of the victory, which was led by Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu (1696â1788), or because it was brought to France from there by him. But unless there is a gap in the record, the late date of appearance of the word make this seem doubtful.
- 1. Thin down your mayonnaise with soured cream or natural yoghurt.
- 2. If you're watching the calories, don't have mayonnaise.
- 3. The bread, pastry and mayonnaise are home-made.
- 4. I'll have a BLT with extra mayonnaise.
- 5. Egg mayonnaise is made with mayonnaise and hard - boiled eggs.
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