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[ahy-oh-lee, ey-oh-; French a-yaw-lee] /aɪˈoʊ li, eɪˈoʊ-; French a yɔˈli/
noun, Cookery.
a garlic-flavored mayonnaise of Provence, served with fish and seafood and often with vegetables.
Origin of aioli
1895-1900; < French aïoli < Provençal, equivalent to ai garlic (< Latin allium) + oli oil (< Latin oleum; see oil) Unabridged
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Examples from the web for aioli
  • On the plate with it were three small ramekins of garlic aioli, shallot marmalade and ketchup.
  • It is usually served with a toasted baguette slathered in aioli, a traditional creamy garlic sauce.
  • For those who want something different, try the tuna burger, served with wasabi aioli.
  • Try all of the above with lemony aioli or mint pesto.
  • So can a beef sirloin slightly charred on the outside and reddish pink in the middle, nicely peppered, with mustard aioli.
British Dictionary definitions for aioli


/aɪˈəʊlɪ; eɪ-/
garlic mayonnaise
Word Origin
from French ail garlic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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