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)

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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 In a small bowl, whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients until the mixture emulsifies. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 This one gets a mention because of its excellent bacon vinaigrette dressing. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Has February's National Signing Day Lost Its Air of Spectacle?," 5 Feb. 2018 Tender Israeli couscous soaks up a tart vinaigrette and plays well with crunchy, cold cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and feta. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, "Recipes for when it’s too hot to cook," 4 Sep. 2019 Process, or seal and shake, to form a creamy vinaigrette. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to upgrade your sandwich with clever twists on 5 classics," 22 Aug. 2019 Process, or seal and shake, to form a creamy vinaigrette. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 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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vinaigrette

noun

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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