catsup

[kat-suhp, kech-uhp, kach-]
noun
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catsup (ˈkætsəp)
 
n
a variant (esp US) of ketchup

ketchup, catchup or catsup (ˈkɛtʃəp)
 
n
any of various piquant sauces containing vinegar: tomato ketchup
 
[C18: from Chinese (Amoy) kōetsiap brine of pickled fish, from kōe seafood + tsiap sauce]
 
catchup, catchup or catsup
 
n
 
[C18: from Chinese (Amoy) kōetsiap brine of pickled fish, from kōe seafood + tsiap sauce]
 
catsup, catchup or catsup
 
n
 
[C18: from Chinese (Amoy) kōetsiap brine of pickled fish, from kōe seafood + tsiap sauce]

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catsup

seasoned pureed condiment widely used in the United States and Great Britain. American ketchup is a sweet puree of tomatoes, onions, and green peppers flavoured with vinegar and pickling spice that is eaten with meats, especially beef, and frequently with french fried potatoes (British chips); it is the universal condiment of certain fast-food sandwiches. In Britain, as formerly in the United States, ketchup is a puree based on mushrooms, unripe walnuts, or oysters; this ketchup functions primarily as a seasoning for cooking. The word derives from the Chinese ke-tsiap, a fish brine, probably by way of the Malaysian ketjap

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Example sentences
Three and five gallon reusable water bottles, some citrus juice and catsup bottles.
Popular toppings include a medium beef gravy, catsup, pickle relish or chutney.
Examples might include, among other popular items, tomato catsup or some kinds of fruit juice.
Use mustard, catsup, or low-fat mayonnaise on your sandwiches instead of regular mayonnaise.
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