vinaigrette

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noun vin·ai·grette \ˌvi-ni-ˈgret\

Definition of vinaigrette

  1. 1 :  a small ornamental box or bottle with perforated top used for holding an aromatic preparation (as smelling salts)

  2. 2 :  a sauce made typically of oil, vinegar, and seasonings and used especially on salads, cold meats, or fish —called also vinaigrette dressing

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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