salad dressing

noun
a sauce for a salad, usually with a base of oil and vinegar or of mayonnaise.

Origin:
1830–40

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salad dressing
 
n
a sauce for salad, such as oil and vinegar or mayonnaise

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It began as a joke, putting home-made salad dressing in an old wine bottle,
  tying it with a ribbon and giving it to friends.
And olive oil has other uses besides salad dressing.
The kit contains a paired bottle of salad dressing and cooking sauce.
We make our famous salad dressing right in the restaurant.
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