French dressing


Definition of French dressing

1 : a salad dressing made with oil and vinegar or lemon juice, and spices
2 : a commercial salad dressing that is tomato-flavored and of creamy consistency

First Known Use of French dressing

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of French dressing

US : a creamy salad dressing that is flavored with tomatoes
chiefly British : a salad dressing made of vinegar and oil with spices

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