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alegar

[al-uh-ger, ey-luh-] /ˈæl ə gər, ˈeɪ lə-/
noun, British Informal.
1.
vinegar made from ale; sour ale.
Origin of alegar
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45; ale + (vin)egar
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  • Johnson, worshipful Sirs: alegar, of Thorpe, that you have sentenced this morrow.

    The King's Daughters Emily Sarah Holt
  • alegar is malt vinegar; the word vinegar was then used only of white wine vinegar.

    The King's Daughters Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for alegar

alegar

/ˈeɪlɪɡə; ˈæ-/
noun
1.
malt vinegar
Word Origin
C14: from ale + vinegar
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