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balsamic

[ bawl-som-ik, ‐sam‐ ]
/ bɔlˈsɒm ɪk, ‐ˈsæm‐ /
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noun

balsamic vinegar, an aromatic vinegar aged in wood barrels: a recipe for baked ham with balsamic, bourbon, and honey.

adjective

using balsamic vinegar as a primary ingredient: Drizzle the Brussels sprouts with balsamic dressing while they are still warm.
of the nature of, consisting of, or resembling balsam: Myrrh oil has a woody, balsamic scent when heated for aromatherapy.

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Origin of balsamic

First recorded in 1680–90; balsam + -ic
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