balsamic vinegar

balsamic vinegar
noun Etymology: translation of Italian aceto balsamico, literally, curative vinegar Date: 1980 an aged Italian vinegar made from the must of white grapes

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  • balsamic vinegar — n. [transl. of It aceto balsamico, a vinegar with “healing” qualities: term first applied to vinegar made from unfermented white grapes in EMILIA ROMAGNA] an aromatic, dark brown, viscous vinegar, used in salad dressings, marinades, etc …   English World dictionary

  • balsamic vinegar — ► NOUN ▪ dark, sweet Italian vinegar that has been matured in wooden barrels …   English terms dictionary

  • Balsamic vinegar — A bottle of Aceto Balsamico di Modena, aged for eight years. Balsamic vinegar (Italian: aceto balsamico) is a condiment originating from Italy. The original traditional product (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale), made from a reduction of cooked white …   Wikipedia

  • balsamic vinegar — [[t]bɔːlsæ̱mɪk vɪ̱nɪgə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Balsamic vinegar is a type of vinegar which tastes sweet and is made from grape juice …   English dictionary

  • balsamic vinegar — noun A dark, sweet vinegar, made from reduced white wine, that has been matured in wooden barrels, the resins of which contribute to its flavour; especially such a vinegar from Modena in Italy …   Wiktionary

  • balsamic vinegar — balsam′ic vin′egar n. coo a sweetish, aromatic vinegar made from the must of white grapes and aged in wood barrels • Etymology: 1980–85; < It aceto balsamico restorative vinegar …   From formal English to slang

  • balsamic vinegar — noun Etymology: translation of Italian aceto balsamico, literally, curative vinegar : an aged Italian vinegar made from the must of white grapes …   Useful english dictionary

  • balsamic vinegar — a sweetish, aromatic vinegar made from the must of white grapes and aged in wood barrels. [trans. of It aceto balsamico; so called from its supposed medicinal effects, likened to balsam] * * * …   Universalium

  • balsamic vinegar — bal|sam|ic vin|e|gar [bo:lˌsæmık ˈvınıgə US bo:l , gər] n [U] a type of dark coloured ↑vinegar that has a strong taste …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • balsamic vinegar — bal|sam|ic vin|e|gar [ bɔl,sæmık vınıgər ] noun uncount an expensive type of sweet dark VINEGAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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