bal·​sam·​ic bȯl-ˈsa-mik How to pronounce balsamic (audio) -ˈsä- How to pronounce balsamic (audio)
: of, relating to, yielding, or containing balsam
: made with balsamic vinegar
a balsamic vinaigrette

Examples of balsamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a bowl, toss the almonds, roasted beans, a drizzle of balsamic reduction and a drizzle of honey. Perri Ormont Blumberg , Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 29 Oct. 2021 These notes oppose myrrh (for a balsamic warmth) and palo santo (for a hint of sweetness) and come together to create this 100% vegan elixir. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 25 Aug. 2023 Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese, drizzle with balsamic glaze and garnish with fresh basil (if using). Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 4 Aug. 2023 Crust Collective’s pies include the Cadillac Margherita, with fresh burrata, tomato, basil, mozzarella and balsamic drizzle; The Turnpike, with fennel sausage, big delicious dollops of rosemary ricotta, Mama Lil’s peppers, mozzarella and red sauce; and classics like Pepperoni and Quattro Cheesy. oregonlive, 3 Aug. 2023 The bread is slathered with garlic aioli and stacked with pepperoni, capicola, soppressata, provolone, tomatoes, banana peppers, artichokes, onions, black olives, mushrooms, arugula and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 6 July 2023 Get the recipe from Delish Sheet Pan Maple Balsamic Tempeh and Vegetables Go meatless one night with this simple balsamic roasted tempeh and veggies. Natalie Rizzo, Redbook, 13 Apr. 2023 This balsamic marinated steak and rosemary potatoes cook in the broiler and in less than 10 minutes. Natalie Rizzo, Redbook, 13 Apr. 2023 Get the recipe from Delish Caprese Asparagus This baked asparagus topped with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil and a balsamic glaze is the perfect easy appetizer for an Italian feast. Natalie Rizzo, Redbook, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of balsamic was in 1676

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“Balsamic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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