vinaigrette

noun
vin·​ai·​grette | \ ˌvi-ni-ˈgret How to pronounce vinaigrette (audio) \

Definition of vinaigrette

1 : a sauce made typically of oil, vinegar, and seasonings and used especially on salads, cold meats, or fish

called also vinaigrette dressing

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

Examples of vinaigrette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Toss with a Dijon vinaigrette made with a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and one part vinegar to two parts olive oil, seasoned with lots of salt and pepper. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "13 ideas for farmers’ market produce during summer-to-fall shoulder season," 9 Oct. 2020 To make vinaigrette: Mix shallots with lime juice, sugar and salt. Star Tribune, "Recipes: Sesame Pork Roast; Smoked Salmon Spread; Gingered Squash Soup; Cabbage Salad With Spicy Lime Vinaigrette," 30 Sep. 2020 Pour a tart zingy white like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Spanish Albariño with a bright vinaigrette and the salad will actually bring out the fruitiness of the wine. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Peerless (and fearless) wine pairings with vegetarian meals," 8 Oct. 2020 The way the ocean layers are separated is similar to a basic vinaigrette salad dressing, where lighter oil sits at the top, and more dense vinegar sits near the bottom. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Mixing of the planet’s ocean waters is decreasing, and that is speeding up global warming, study finds," 29 Sep. 2020 Using your hands, gently coat the potato slices with the vinaigrette, taking care not to break them. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "How to make the most of potatoes," 16 May 2020 Pour the remaining vinaigrette into a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Seasonal Kitchen Beth Dooley, Star Tribune, "Grilled steak salad greets the new season," 16 Sep. 2020 To make the vinaigrette: On the day of your barbecue, combine all of the ingredients, mix well in a medium serving bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Adrian Spinelli, SFChronicle.com, "Barbecued Brazilian-style red-wine chicken wings bring unforgettable zing," 28 Aug. 2020 To assemble the salad: Put the chicken, onion, tomatoes, bell pepper, basil and parsley into a bowl and toss with enough of the vinaigrette to lightly coat. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Chicken salad for the end of summer," 2 Sep. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vinaigrette.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of vinaigrette

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for vinaigrette

French, from vinaigre vinegar

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vinaigrette

Time Traveler for vinaigrette

Time Traveler

The first known use of vinaigrette was in 1811

See more words from the same year

Statistics for vinaigrette

Last Updated

23 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Vinaigrette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vinaigrette. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for vinaigrette

vinaigrette

noun
How to pronounce vinaigrette (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of vinaigrette

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

More from Merriam-Webster on vinaigrette

Nglish: Translation of vinaigrette for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about vinaigrette

Comments on vinaigrette

What made you want to look up vinaigrette? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!