Origin of vinegar
Examples from the Web for vinegar
Caligula drank “pearls of great price dissolved in vinegar.”
After a year, they would be washed with vinegar, dressed, and displayed.Palermo Has an Underground City Filled With Its Mummified Dead|Nina Strochlic|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Women would first bathe their feet in a mixture of vinegar and natural vegetation.Corsets, Muslin Disease, and More of the Deadly Fashion Trends|The Fashion Beast Team|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Add the vinegar, bring to a simmer, then stir in the chicken stock.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook|Daniel Boulud|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the best way to serve cabbage is to chop it and season it with vinegar and salt.Diet Like Jesus: What the Bible Says About How to Eat|Candida Moss|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For green verdigris dissolved in vinegar may be used; or crystals of verdigris in water, brushed hot over the wood.Intarsia and Marquetry|F. Hamilton Jackson
Beat the egg, add the vinegar, sugar and salt and pour over the steamed cabbage.Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking|Unknown
The Germans call it the vinegar mother, as it serves to excite acetification in fresh liquors.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Rub until the salt is dissolved, and then add one tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.
Boil in a quart of vinegar, three bits of ginger, half an ounce of pepper, and a quarter of an ounce of cloves.A Poetical Cook-Book|Maria J. Moss
British Dictionary definitions for vinegar
Word Origin for vinegar
Word Origin and History for vinegar
c.1300, from Old French vinaigre, from vin "wine" (from Latin vinum; see wine) + aigre "sour" (see eager). In Latin, it was vinum acetum "wine turned sour;" cf. also Greek oxos "wine vinegar," which is related to oxys "sharp" (see acrid).