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French dressing

noun, (often lowercase)
salad dressing prepared chiefly from oil, vinegar, and seasonings.
a creamy and often sweet dressing, usually orange in color.
Origin of French dressing
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Just before serving pour over French dressing to which has been added one tablespoon of finely chopped chives.

    Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners Elizabeth O. Hiller
British Dictionary definitions for French dressing

French dressing

a salad dressing made from oil and vinegar with seasonings; vinaigrette
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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