noun British Informal.
vinegar made from ale; sour ale.
Origin of alegar
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Johnson, worshipful Sirs: Alegar, of Thorpe, that you have sentenced this morrow.
Alegar is malt vinegar; the word vinegar was then used only of white wine vinegar.
Word Origin for alegar
C14: from ale + vinegar
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