Definition of "balsamic" []

  • Of, relating to, or resembling balsam. (adjective)
  • Containing or yielding balsam. (adjective)
  • Restorative; curative. (adjective)
  • A type of dark-coloured sweet Italian vinegar made from white grapes and aged in wooden barrels over a number of years (noun)

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Use "balsamic" in a sentence
  • "Cotechino with Lentils and Aceto Tradizionale di Modena: Boiled pork sausage scented with autumn spices on top of lentils, cooked with mirepoix and a drizzle of what we call balsamic vinegar."
  • "Pour in balsamic vinegar, season with salt and pepper, then close the lid and shake."
  • "Another not-too-sweet dessert that he likes: strawberries marinated in balsamic vinegar, which he serves with creme fra î che or vanilla ice cream."