balsamic vinegar


a sweetish, aromatic vinegar made from the must of white grapes and aged in wood barrels.

Nearby words

  1. balsam pear,
  2. balsam poplar,
  3. balsam spruce,
  4. balsam woolly aphid,
  5. balsamic,
  6. balsamiferous,
  7. balsaminaceous,
  8. balsamo, giuseppe,
  9. balsas,
  10. balsas, río

Origin of balsamic vinegar

1980–85; translation of Italian aceto balsamico restorative vinegar; so called from its supposed medicinal effects, likened to balsam

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British Dictionary definitions for balsamic vinegar

balsamic vinegar

noun

a type of dark-coloured sweet Italian vinegar made from white grapes and aged in wooden barrels over a number of years
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