mayonnaise means: It is the foundation of all cold oil and oil-emulsified sauces. The commercial versions use inferior oils, and can be too thick to use properly. Handmade versions have a subtle, rich flavor and a silky texture. Always use an olive oil that is neutral or good quality. Extra-virgin olive oils will have a strong flavor that is not suitable for everyday use. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does mayonnaise mean?

  • Creamy, thick sauce made from oil and vinegar that has been emulsified in egg yolks. This sauce can be used to make a dressing or spread. You can find it in both reduced-fat and non-fat varieties. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • Dressing made from beaten egg yolks, oil, lemon juice, or vinegar and seasonings. (in Merlin Dictionary)