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Definition of Vinegar


  1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like.
  2. Hence, anything sour; -- used also metaphorically.
  3. To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.

Vinegar Quotations

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Pope John XXIII

If I had the choice between smoked salmon and tinned salmon, I'd have it tinned. With vinegar.
Harold Wilson

As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate.
John Lyly

I make a wonderful cure-all called Four Thieves, just like my mum did. It's cider vinegar, 36 cloves of garlic and four herbs, representing four looters of plague victims' homes in 1665 who had their sentences reduced from burning at the stake to hanging for explaining the recipe that kept them from catching the plague.
Paul O'Grady

If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
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Vinegar Translations

vinegar in Afrikaans is asyn
vinegar in Danish is edikke
vinegar in Dutch is edik, azijn
vinegar in Finnish is ettika
vinegar in French is vinaigre
vinegar in German is Essig
vinegar in Hungarian is ecet
vinegar in Norwegian is eddik
vinegar in Portuguese is vinagre
vinegar in Spanish is vinagre
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