Definition of vinaigrette in English:


Syllabification: vin·ai·grette
Pronunciation: /ˌvinəˈɡret


1 (also vinaigrette dressing) Salad dressing of oil, wine vinegar, and seasoning.
More example sentences
  • Spoon a portion of red curry vinaigrette around the steak tartare.
  • We do have a home made, sugar free mint sauce and a home made oil and fat free vinaigrette salad dressing.
  • The pomme d' amour is also the central flavouring and colouring agent in the famous Creole sauce - a sauce almost as international as vinaigrette or mayonnaise.
2 historical A small ornamental bottle for holding smelling salts.
More example sentences
  • We left the windows open for a few hours, but the apartment still smells like a vinaigrette.
  • She rummaged in her reticule for a vinaigrette, dabbed her handkerchief with it and pressed the handkerchief to her nose.
  • We often read about overwrought ladies reaching for their vinaigrettes, or of stalwart heroes reviving a swooning damsel by waving a vinaigrette beneath her nose.


French, diminutive of vinaigre 'vinegar'.

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