balsamic

adjective
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

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Try dishes like sauteed foie gras with seasonal fruit and balsamic reduction ($22); coq au vin with chicken in red wine sauce, mushrooms and onions ($16); crispy duck confit with lentils, bacon and red wine sauce ($20); or steak frites ($24). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 On the lunch side, visitors can sample the Tuscan ($7.99), with fresh mozzarella, tomato, baby romaine lettuce, and a choice of basil pesto or balsamic glaze (prosciutto can be added for $1.35). Rachel Lebeaux, BostonGlobe.com, "Wicked Bagel delivers a New York-Style classic," 23 Mar. 2018 Top with buffalo mozzarella, basil chiffonade, balsamic syrup, and capers. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "Morrell's Wine Bar and Café's Buffalo Mozzarella and Summer Vegetable Wrap," 1 May 2010 Alternatively, Schenker suggests refrigerating them overnight and then tossing with romaine, arugula, red onion and a balsamic dressing for a simple salad. Mandy Major, Woman's Day, "10 Common Cooking Mistakes—Solved," 11 May 2011 Pair with fresh quartered or sliced tomatoes and a drizzling of olive oil and balsamic glaze. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "You just might fall in love with creamy burrata cheese this summer," 17 June 2018 And our new recipe for sliders with provolone and balsamic onions does that perfectly. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "These Beef Sliders Are Filling Enough for a Meal (But Cute Enough for a Party)," 1 May 2018 Remove from smoker and drizzle balsamic glaze on top. Fox News, "John McLemore's Independence Day cookout," 1 July 2018 There are many ways to eat a peach — in a pie, in homemade ice cream, grilled and drizzled with balsamic reduction. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "In search of summer's perfect peach," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of balsamic

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of balsamic was in 1676

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