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 Arrange tomatoes on a platter and drizzle with vinaigrette. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Tomato Salad With Bacon Vinaigrette," 5 Aug. 2019 Atop the ricotta goes cherry tomatoes and baby zucchini (with their blossoms) that have been tossed with basil and red wine vinaigrette. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham City Bite: Chez Fonfon Tartine," 2 Aug. 2019 Meika Johnson, was showing how to cook some of that SJS beef in a sizzling cast-iron skillet with a demonstration that also included elotes and a salad of local greens with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "Rowlett Farmers Market gets a new day and time," 29 July 2019 Dress the greens with the grapefruit-tarragon vinaigrette. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Constantly evolving MilkWood helps shape Louisville's food scene," 19 June 2018 Today's salad combines pasta, beans and veggies dressed in a light, slightly spicy vinaigrette. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Rev up pasta salad season with one packed with nutrients," 10 June 2018 Inside ravioli When on Larimer Square, try Rioja’s peach ravioli with peach mascarpone-stuffed pasta, duck sausage, baby squash, peach vinaigrette and almonds. Josie Sexton, The Know, "From peach foie gras to boozy slushies, 20 ways to eat peaches at Denver restaurants right now," 28 Aug. 2019 Chan draws upon sake, cocktails, and wine to match everything from the oysters with fig vinaigrette and horseradish to the red bean mochi cake for dessert. Fortune, "Vancouver Is a Haven for Cheap but Delicious Tasting Menus," 18 Aug. 2019 Throw together this easy fruit salad in just ten minutes, honey lime vinaigrette dressing and all. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "40 Watermelon Recipes That Are Essential for Summer Barbecues," 22 May 2019

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First Known Use of vinaigrette

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for vinaigrette

French, from vinaigre vinegar

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The first known use of vinaigrette was in 1811

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vinaigrette

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English Language Learners Definition of vinaigrette

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

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