Definition of French dressing in English:

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French dressing

Pronunciation: /ˈˌfrenCH ˈdresiNG/

noun

1A salad dressing of vinegar, oil, and seasonings.
Example sentences
  • What we've got now is a place to go to dinner where you can order seafood soup glistening with sea cucumbers while your date has a nice filet mignon and a salad with some homemade French dressing.
  • I ordered chicken fried steak, green beans, mashed potatoes and a chef salad with French dressing and a Diet Coke.
  • I wouldn't have salad that had been within five feet of French dressing before.
1.1North American A sweet, creamy salad dressing commercially prepared from oil, tomato puree, and spices.
Example sentences
  • On the side are shredded iceberg, two big tomato slices, a plastic ramekin of bright orange vinaigrette that's less sweet than French dressing, and a pile of fries.
  • Remember the French dressing and tomato sauce this week.

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Syllabification: French dress·ing

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