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alegar

[ al-uh-ger, ey-luh- ]
/ ˈæl ə gər, ˈeɪ lə- /
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noun British Informal.
vinegar made from ale; sour ale.
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Origin of alegar

First recorded in 1535–45; ale + (vin)egar
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How to use alegar in a sentence

  • Alegar is malt vinegar; the word vinegar was then used only of white wine vinegar.

    The King's Daughters|Emily Sarah Holt
  • Johnson, worshipful Sirs: Alegar, of Thorpe, that you have sentenced this morrow.

    The King's Daughters|Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for alegar

alegar
/ (ˈeɪlɪɡə, ˈæ-) /

noun
malt vinegar

Word Origin for alegar

C14: from ale + vinegar
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