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French dressing

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noun (often lowercase)
  1. salad dressing prepared chiefly from oil, vinegar, and seasonings.
  2. a creamy and often sweet dressing, usually orange in color.
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Origin of French dressing

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for french dressing

French dressing

noun
  1. a salad dressing made from oil and vinegar with seasonings; vinaigrette
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