something used to give a special flavor to food, as mustard, ketchup, salt, or spices.

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 Unabridged
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condiment (ˈkɒndɪmənt)
any spice or sauce such as salt, pepper, mustard, etc
[C15: from Latin condīmentum seasoning, from condīre to pickle]

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Word Origin & History

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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