bal·​sam·​ic | \ bȯl-ˈsa-mik How to pronounce balsamic (audio) , -ˈsä- How to pronounce balsamic (audio) \

Definition of balsamic

1 : of, relating to, yielding, or containing balsam
2 : made with balsamic vinegar a balsamic vinaigrette

Examples of balsamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baby greens with walnuts, beets, goat cheese and honey white-balsamic vinaigrette. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Zack Bruell Restaurant Week set to begin," 8 Jan. 2020 Torani’s new San Leandro operation should be fully up and running in June, making 150 flavors such as balsamic fig, white peach and seven types of vanilla. Janelle Bitker,, "Food manufacturers find a home in San Leandro," 27 Dec. 2019 And there are vinegars that pretend to be balsamic, but in fact are just little impostors. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Balsamic glazed shredded Brussels sprouts with bacon," 17 Dec. 2019 Breakfast came, an energizing egg-white omelet with balsamic herb potatoes, sautéed kale, spinach and mushrooms. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Would 19 Hours and 16 Minutes in the Air Make Me Crazy?," 13 Nov. 2019 Recent highlights included seared snapper with grits, Brussels sprouts, and balsamic brown butter, as well as seared black grouper with tomato gravy and seasonal veggies, served on a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes. Carla Jean Whitley, al, "This new eatery brings Caribbean food and flair to Avondale," 11 Nov. 2019 The antidote to these sweet and silly desserts disguising themselves as cocktails is the sophisticated balsamic cosmopolitan at Fiori d’Italia, which shakes up some of the best drinks in town. Anchorage Daily News, "12 drinks of Christmas: Coffees, cocoas, cocktails and kombuchas to get you through to the new year," 28 Nov. 2019 Choices included wild berry granola, Bircher muesli, fruit salad and an apple Danish, as well as egg with smoky bacon, poached eggs and ancient grains, or an egg white omelet with balsamic herb tomatoes, kale and portobello mushrooms. Los Angeles Times, "How many meals were served on that 19-hour flight? Fewer than you’d think," 23 Oct. 2019 Place the pears and grapes in the bowl with the balsamic mixture and toss to coat, then transfer them to the baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Ellie Krieger, The Denver Post, "Roasting fall fruit deepens their flavor and nourishes the senses," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of balsamic

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jan 2020

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“Balsamic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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