balsamic vinegar


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Add acid: Pick an acid to give your dressing some punch – this could be lemon or lime juice, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar or any other acid. USA TODAY, 14 May 2023 Sprinkle it with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Men's Health, 20 Apr. 2023 Balsamic Pickled Apricots White balsamic vinegar, instead of the more common dark balsamic version, keeps the sweet syrup surrounding these apricots a bright color. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Aug. 2022 On the vegetable-forward side, butternut squash gnocchi is topped with brown butter, sage, toasted pumpkin seeds, and aged balsamic vinegar, while a simple spaghetti quadrati uses just baby tomatoes, olive oil, and basil. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2023 Your Holiday Gravy Revive any gravy by adding a teaspoon of good-quality balsamic vinegar. People Staff, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2022 Sold next to regular balsamic vinegar. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 20 Nov. 2021 True Parmigiano Reggiano comes only from the provinces of Parma and Reggio Emilia in Italy, where it’s produced under the rules of the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and often served with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Dec. 2020 Since late May, he’s been selling bento for takeout and serving witty takes on Japanese dishes, like grilled eel glazed with soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Aug. 2020 See More

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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 2 Jun. 2023.

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