Producing or resembling vinegar: acetous fermentation
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- Or the same articles may be treated with a quart of distilled vinegar, to form the compound acetous tincture.
- Malt Vinegar is an aged and filtered product obtained from the acetous fermentation of distilled infusion of malt and is a good example of vinegar originating from cereals.
- If wines are kept in a warm cellar, an acetous fermentation will soon commence, and the result consequently will be vinegar.
Late Middle English (rare before the late 18th century): from late Latin acetosus 'sour', from Latin acetum 'vinegar'.
Words that rhyme with acetousboletus, Cetus, Epictetus, fetus, Miletus, quietus
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