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balsamic vinegar

a sweetish, aromatic vinegar made from the must of white grapes and aged in wood barrels.
Origin of balsamic vinegar
1980-85; translation of Italian aceto balsamico restorative vinegar; so called from its supposed medicinal effects, likened to balsam Unabridged
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Examples from the web for balsamic vinegar
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add your favorite dressing or a simple vinaigrette of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Alongside went some balsamic vinegar reduced to a syrup.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with parsley and drizzle with balsamic vinegar if desired.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together remaining oil, balsamic vinegar and shallots.
  • De-glaze pan with balsamic vinegar and remove from heat.
  • To make the balsamic glaze take the balsamic vinegar and put in pot on hot stove.
  • Also available, is our aged balsamic vinegar and gift boxes.
  • Serve warm or cool with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping.
  • Toss then drizzle lightly with good balsamic vinegar.
British Dictionary definitions for balsamic vinegar

balsamic vinegar

a type of dark-coloured sweet Italian vinegar made from white grapes and aged in wooden barrels over a number of years
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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