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Culinary term for any spicy or piquant preparation used to enhance flavour of plain food. In the UK, a thin pickle or sauce with a vinegar base; in the USA it includes finely chopped fruit or vegetables with a dressing of salt, sugar, and vinegar, sometimes eaten as a first course (termed apple, garden, or salad relish).

Gentleman's relish is a trade name for a paste of anchovies, butter, cereal, salt, and spices developed in the UK in the 19th century; also called patum peperium.

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