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condiment

[kon-duh-muh nt] /ˈkɒn də mənt/
noun
1.
something used to give a special flavor to food, as mustard, ketchup, salt, or spices.
Origin of condiment
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin condīmentum spice, equivalent to condī(re) to season + -mentum -ment
Related forms
condimental, condimentary, adjective
noncondiment, noun
noncondimental, adjective
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condiment

/ˈkɒndɪmənt/
noun
1.
any spice or sauce such as salt, pepper, mustard, etc
Word Origin
C15: from Latin condīmentum seasoning, from condīre to pickle
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Word Origin and History for condiment
n.

early 15c., from Old French condiment (13c.), from Latin condimentum "spice, seasoning, sauce," from condire "to preserve, pickle, season," variant of condere "to put away, store," from com- "together" (see com-) + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (n.1)).

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