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EtymologyEdit

From Levantine (and Egyptian) Arabic ْتُوم(tūm, garlic).

NounEdit

toum

  1. (cooking) A garlic condiment common in the Levant, similar to aioli, made with garlic, salt, olive or vegetable oil, lemon juice, and sometimes mint.
    • 2015, Matt Preston, The Simple Secrets to Cooking Everything Better, Plum (→ISBN):
      [...] the magical garlic foam served with these lamb chops. Sure, toum is wilful and unpredictable as well but, as with a favourite naughty child, you persist ...

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