vinaigrette

[ vin-uh-gret ]
/ ˌvɪn əˈgrɛt /
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noun

Also vinegarette. 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.

Origin of vinaigrette

1690–1700; < French, equivalent to vinaigre vinegar + -ette -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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Word Origin and History for vinaigrette

vinaigrette


n.

1690s, a type of condiment, from French vinaigrette, diminutive of vinaigre "(aromatic) vinegar" (see vinegar). Modern sense of a type of dressing for salads or cold vegetables is attested from 1877.

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