ketchup definition

  • noun:
    • A condiment composed of a thick, smooth-textured, spicy sauce usually made from tomatoes.
    • A tomato-vinegar based sauce.
    • These types of a sauce much more typically (not necessarily centered on tomatoes), or a particular brand name or particular such sauce – see consumption records the following.
    • A pureed dining table sauce made predominantly from tomatoes, flavored with onions, sugar, salt and herbs; labeled as in addition tomato ketchup. The definition of can also be applied to pureed sauces containing mushrooms, walnuts, etc., being called in such instances mushroom ketchup, walnut ketchup, etc.
    • See catchup.
    • dense spicy sauce created from tomatoes

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