Where does the word “vinaigrette” come from and What does vinaigrette mean?

Taken directly from the French vinaigrette, “vinegar sauce,” a condiment prepared with vinegar, from vinaigre, “vinegar.”

The word vinaigrette, though, became transferred to the container rather than to the sauce, and to similar containers, finally being settled on a container of smelling salts.

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