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vinaigrette

[vin-uh-gret] /ˌvɪn əˈgrɛt/
noun
1.
Also, vinegarette. a small, ornamental bottle or box for holding aromatic vinegar, smelling salts, or the like.
adjective
3.
(of a food, as asparagus or artichoke) served with a sauce made with vinegar or with vinaigrette sauce.
Origin of vinaigrette
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French, equivalent to vinaigre vinegar + -ette -ette
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vinaigrette

/ˌvɪneɪˈɡrɛt/
noun
1.
Also called vinegarette. a small decorative bottle or box with a perforated top, used for holding smelling salts, etc
2.
Also called vinaigrette sauce. a salad dressing made from oil and vinegar with seasonings; French dressing
adjective
3.
served with vinaigrette
Word Origin
C17: from French, from vinaigrevinegar
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Word Origin and History for vinaigrette
n.

1690s, a type of condiment, from French vinaigrette, diminutive of vinaigre "(aromatic) vinegar" (see vinegar). Modern sense of a type of dressing for salads or cold vegetables is attested from 1877.

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