French dressing

noun (often lowercase)

salad dressing prepared chiefly from oil, vinegar, and seasonings.
a creamy and often sweet dressing, usually orange in color.

Origin of French dressing

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for french dressing

French dressing


a salad dressing made from oil and vinegar with seasonings; vinaigrette
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