condiment

[kon-duh-muhnt]
noun
something used to give a special flavor to food, as mustard, ketchup, salt, or spices.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin condīmentum spice, equivalent to condī(re) to season + -mentum -ment

condimental, condimentary, adjective
noncondiment, noun
noncondimental, adjective
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condiment (ˈkɒndɪmənt)
 
n
any spice or sauce such as salt, pepper, mustard, etc
 
[C15: from Latin condīmentum seasoning, from condīre to pickle]

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condiment
c.1420, from M.Fr. condiment, from L. condimentum "spice," from condire "to preserve, pickle, season," var. of condere "to put away, store," from com- "together" + dere "to put."
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Example sentences
The familiar condiment helps to break down oil around turtle mouths and eyes so
  that it can be more easily removed.
Learn more about how the famous condiment is made and the taste tester who eats
  hot sauce all day, every day.
If the food lacked flavour, there was always a bottle of a thick brown
  condiment handy, to slurp over it and conceal the taste.
Mango appears in meals and as a salad, but is also served pickled as a
  condiment that is eaten with virtually everything.
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