[ bawl-som-ik vin-i-ger, ‐sam‐ ]
/ bɔlˈsɒm ɪk ˌvɪn ɪ gər, ‐ˈsæm‐ /
a sweetish, aromatic vinegar made from the must of white grapes and aged in wood barrels.
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Origin of balsamic vinegar
First recorded in 1980–85; translation of Italian aceto balsamico, literally, “restorative vinegar”; so called from its supposed medicinal effects, likened to balsam
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British Dictionary definitions for balsamic vinegar
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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