an aromatic, dark-brown, viscous vinegar, used in salad dressings, marinades, etc.
Origin of balsamic vinegartranslated, translation of Italian aceto balsamico, a vinegar with “healing” qualities: term first applied to vinegar made from unfermented white grapes in Emilia-Romagna
- An aromatic vinegar of Modena, Italy, made from white Trebbiano grape juice that is heated and aged in wooden barrels for several years.
- Any of various similar vinegars.
Origin of balsamic vinegarTranslation of Italian aceto balsamico : aceto, vinegar + balsamico, restorative, balsamic.