vinaigrette

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noun vin·ai·grette \ˌvi-ni-ˈgret\

Definition of vinaigrette

  1. 1 :  a sauce made typically of oil, vinegar, and seasonings and used especially on salads, cold meats, or fish —called also vinaigrette dressing

  2. 2 :  a small ornamental box or bottle with perforated top used for holding an aromatic preparation (such as smelling salts)

Origin and Etymology of vinaigrette

French, from vinaigre vinegar


First Known Use: 1811


VINAIGRETTE Defined for English Language Learners

vinaigrette

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noun vin·ai·grette \ˌvi-ni-ˈgret\

Definition of vinaigrette for English Language Learners

  • : a mixture of oil, vinegar, and seasonings that is used especially as a salad dressing



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