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vinaigrette

[ vin-uh-gret, vin-i-guh-ret ]
/ ˌvɪn əˈgrɛt, vɪn ɪ gəˈrɛt /
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noun
a small, ornamental bottle or box for holding aromatic vinegar, smelling salts, or the like.
adjective
(of a food, as asparagus or artichoke) served with a sauce made with vinegar or with vinaigrette sauce.
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Origin of vinaigrette

First recorded in 1690–1700; from French, equivalent to vinaigre (see vinegar) + -ette diminutive suffix (see -ette)
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British Dictionary definitions for vinaigrette

vinaigrette
/ (ˌvɪneɪˈɡrɛt) /

noun
Also called: vinegarette a small decorative bottle or box with a perforated top, used for holding smelling salts, etc
Also called: vinaigrette sauce a salad dressing made from oil and vinegar with seasonings; French dressing
adjective
served with vinaigrette

Word Origin for vinaigrette

C17: from French, from vinaigre vinegar
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