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 My favorite pie, so far, may be Crick’s vegetarian combo of tomato, basil and ricotta, with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Washington Post, 3 Jan. 2022 The nose offers a pleasantly fruity bouquet with fragrant notes of red plum and cherry, combined with light spicy and balsamic scents. Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 While flavors change weekly, recent choices have included peach bourbon (fritter with peach bourbon jam and cream cheese glazed) and The GOAT (brioche with a strawberry goat cheese filling, cream cheese glaze, and a balsamic reduction drizzle). Emily Cappiello, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Oct. 2021 Drizzle with a balsamic reduction and sprinkle with chopped basil. Kristen Massad, Dallas News, 28 July 2021 For this easy dinner, the steak is cooked in a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze that coats it. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 June 2021 Top with a spoonful of strawberries, then drizzle with a little balsamic glaze. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 22 June 2021 Dinner entrees range from balsamic short ribs to coconut- crusted snapper, and many cocktails feature Belizean rum. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 Display 36 assembled skewers on a serving platter and drizzle with balsamic honey glaze. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 5 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of balsamic

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Balsamic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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