Condiment
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. [1913 Webster]

As for radish and the like, they are for condiments, and not for nourishment. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • condiment — [ kɔ̃dimɑ̃ ] n. m. • XIIIe; lat. condimentum ♦ Substance de saveur forte destinée à relever le goût des aliments. ⇒ aromate, assaisonnement, épice. Condiments de légumes et de fruits. ⇒ achards, chutney, pickles, rougail. Spécialt Moutarde douce …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • condiment — CONDIMÉNT, condimente, s.n. Nume dat unor substanţe (picante) de origine minerală, vegetală, animală sau de sinteză care, adăugate unor produse alimentare, le conferă un gust sau o aromă specifică, plăcută; ingredient, mirodenie, băcănie. – Din… …   Dicționar Român

  • condiment — (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. condiment (13c.), from L. condimentum spice, seasoning, sauce, from condire to preserve, pickle, season, variant of condere to put away, store, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + dere comb. form meaning to put,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • condiment — [n] flavoring catsup, dressing, gravy, horseradish, ketchup, mustard, pepper, relish, salsa, salt, sauce, seasoning, spice, zest; concepts 457,461 …   New thesaurus

  • condiment — ► NOUN ▪ a seasoning or relish for food, such as salt or mustard. ORIGIN Latin condimentum, from condire to pickle …   English terms dictionary

  • condiment — [kän′də mənt] n. [ME & OFr < L condimentum < condire, to pickle, var. of condere, to put together < com , together + dere, to put, DO1] a seasoning or relish for food, as pepper, mustard, sauces, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Condiment — Tomato ketchup Salt, su …   Wikipedia

  • Condiment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Condiment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 condiment condiment seasoning sauce spice relish appetizer GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 salt salt Sgm: N 2 mustard mustard pepper …   English dictionary for students

  • condiment — (kon di man) s. m. Terme d hygiène et de cuisine. Substance d une saveur prononcée que l on mêle aux aliments. Les condiments sont un ingrédient nécessaire de l alimentation. SYNONYME    ASSAISONNEMENT, CONDIMENT. Assaisonnement est plus général …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Condiment — Un condiment est une substance destinée à assaisonner, c est à dire à relever le goût des aliments ou des préparations culinaires, notamment les sauces. C est le plus souvent une substance d origine végétale, mais elle peut être aussi d origine… …   Wikipédia en Français

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