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salad dressing

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noun
  1. a sauce for a salad, usually with a base of oil and vinegar or of mayonnaise.

Origin of salad dressing

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for salad dressing

Historical Examples

  • Pile it in the middle of a dish, and pour the salad-dressing over it.

    Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book

    Eliza Leslie

  • To which Imson, busy over his salad-dressing, made no reply.

    The Bright Messenger

    Algernon Blackwood

  • If we only could afford to buy oil, Bridget would make us some salad-dressing.

    Those Dale Girls

    Frank Weston Carruth

  • But this would be all salad-dressing, and nothing to put it on.

  • Thousands of them were banqueting here and in other restaurants, encouraging all the arts from architecture to salad-dressing.


British Dictionary definitions for salad dressing

salad dressing

noun
  1. a sauce for salad, such as oil and vinegar or mayonnaise
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