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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

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

I've been making sushi for 38 years, and I'm still learning. You have to consider the size and color of the ingredients, how much salt and vinegar to use and how the seasons affect the fattiness of the fish.
Masaharu Morimoto

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

The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in, with a portion of chips... you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them.
Sid Waddell
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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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