balsamic vinegar


Definition of balsamic vinegar

: an aged Italian vinegar made from the must of white grapes

Examples of balsamic vinegar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This recipe calls for bacon, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, and cranberries. Paulina Jayne Isaac, Glamour, 9 Nov. 2021 Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano and garlic together. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 29 Sep. 2021 In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and black pepper; shake well. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 25 Sep. 2021 While vegetables are roasting, toast nuts and prep garnishes, including balsamic vinegar reduction if not using pomegranate molasses. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Oct. 2021 To buy: 2 tomatoes, 1/2 pound red or yellow potatoes, 1 red onion, 1 bottle balsamic vinegar, 1 bottle dried oregano, 1 container minced garlic, 1 bunch broccoli florets, 1 block feta cheese (3 ounces needed) and 1 bunch cilantro. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 29 Sep. 2021 The luscious result is outfitted with fried pecans, serrano chile, lemon cucumbers (thanks to Dittmar Farms) and a dressing made with blackberries, red wine and balsamic vinegar. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 As the clock tipped toward midnight, guests were served a sweet yet tart dessert of strawberries and crème fraîche topped with balsamic vinegar and black pepper, with a side of espresso. Julie Tong, Vogue, 9 Sep. 2021 Mixthe vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Rahaf Al Bochi, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of balsamic vinegar

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for balsamic vinegar

translation of Italian aceto balsamico, literally, curative vinegar

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The first known use of balsamic vinegar was in 1862

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“Balsamic vinegar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of balsamic vinegar

: a type of Italian vinegar that has a dark color and a sweet taste


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