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 That’s what my cousin and I did with a delightful mortadella tartine ($16), topped with wild arugula, pistachio crumbles, aged balsamic vinegar, cherries from Saeng’s Strawberry Stand in Granite Bay and the Italian cheese stracchino (also known as crescenza). Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 1 July 2024 All acid—like lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and red wine vinegar—can tenderize meat when used in a marinade. Sheela Prakash, Bon Appétit, 19 June 2024 Top with 1/2 cup ginger ale, 2 1/2 ounces tonic water, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar; stir. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 May 2024 Chianti is medium to light bodied, earthy with bright cherry, violets, and balsamic vinegar flavors balanced by assertive tannins and palate-cleansing acidity. Johnny Noakes, Hartford Courant, 28 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for balsamic vinegar 

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Word History


translation of Italian aceto balsamico, literally, curative vinegar

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balsamic vinegar was in 1862

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“Balsamic vinegar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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