from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substance, such as a relish, vinegar, or spice, used to flavor or complement food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something used to enhance the flavor of food; salt or pepper for example.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Something used to give relish to food, and to gratify the taste; a pungment and appetizing substance, as pepper or mustard; seasoning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something used to give relish to food; a relish; seasoning; sauce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin condīmentum, from condīre, to season.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin condimentum, from condire ("to preserve, pickle, season"). See condite and compare recondite. (Wiktionary)