bal·​sam·​ic | \bȯl-ˈsa-mik, -ˈsä- \

Definition of balsamic 

1 : of, relating to, yielding, or containing balsam

2 : made with balsamic vinegar a balsamic vinaigrette

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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,, "In search of summer's perfect peach," 22 June 2018 Ripe, yellow tomatoes brought a farm-market touch to a flaky pastry crust layered with creamy sheep’s milk ricotta, arugula pesto, and a sweet-tart balsamic drizzle. Craig Laban,, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018 The Tuscan beef burger shares brioche bun space with mozzarella, tomato, basil, baby spinach, garlic mayonnaise and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "18 new restaurants in Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield and Indianapolis' north side," 27 June 2018 Our nation’s handy grab-and-go options tend to be tightly packed disappointments of iceberg or romaine leaves, tossed with some dry chicken cubes, and paired with packets of goopy balsamic dressing. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "How to Make Your Store-Bought Lunch Salad a Little Less Depressing," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of balsamic

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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