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salad dressing

a sauce for a salad, usually with a base of oil and vinegar or of mayonnaise.
Origin of salad dressing
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Put in a salad bowl, sprinkle with salt, pepper, sugar and lemon-juice and pour over a salad-dressing.

  • To which Imson, busy over his salad-dressing, made no reply.

    The Bright Messenger Algernon Blackwood
  • Mrs. Franklin, having made the salad-dressing (when she made it, it was always perfection), returned to the parlor.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • If we only could afford to buy oil, Bridget would make us some salad-dressing.

    Those Dale Girls Frank Weston Carruth
  • But this would be all salad-dressing, and nothing to put it on.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete William Dean Howells
  • Thousands of them were banqueting here and in other restaurants, encouraging all the arts from architecture to salad-dressing.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • Pile it in the middle of a dish, and pour the salad-dressing over it.

  • Great heaps of nut meats, a bottle of salad-dressing and half a chicken went into their making.

    The Crystal Ball Roy J. Snell
  • In reality the stories are only alligator pears—one merely eats them for the sake of the salad-dressing.

  • Some persons dress beet-root with a salad-dressing in which cream is used instead of oil; but never use cream and oil.

British Dictionary definitions for salad-dressing

salad dressing

a sauce for salad, such as oil and vinegar or mayonnaise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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