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French dressing

noun, (often lowercase)
1.
salad dressing prepared chiefly from oil, vinegar, and seasonings.
2.
a creamy and often sweet dressing, usually orange in color.
Origin of French dressing
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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  • Just before serving pour over French dressing to which has been added one tablespoon of finely chopped chives.

    Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners Elizabeth O. Hiller
British Dictionary definitions for French dressing

French dressing

noun
1.
a salad dressing made from oil and vinegar with seasonings; vinaigrette
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