Definition of French dressing in English:

French dressing

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A salad dressing of vinegar, oil, and seasonings.

    ‘he whipped up a small quantity of French dressing’
    [count noun] ‘they started with avocados and a French dressing’
    • ‘What we've got now is a place to go to dinner where you can order seafood soup glistening with sea cucumbers while your date has a nice filet mignon and a salad with some homemade French dressing.’
    • ‘The first one is a French dressing you will want to keep handy in the refrigerator.’
    • ‘This section is dedicated to making your salads a lively affair, from basic French dressings to the classic avocado dips.’
    • ‘After chopping the cooked potatoes, toss them in French dressing.’
    • ‘Shannon makes her favorite French dressing ahead, but guests can also create their own dressings from a selection of oils and vinegars at the salad end of the bar.’
    • ‘Our complaint was well handled, and another salad arrived without dressing, though a classic French dressing would probably have solved the problem.’
    • ‘I wouldn't have salad that had been within five feet of French dressing before.’
    • ‘I ordered chicken fried steak, green beans, mashed potatoes and a chef salad with French dressing and a Diet Coke.’
    • ‘It is also used in soups, salads, sauces, egg dishes, French dressings and in a butter sauce for chicken.’
    • ‘Some French dressings have 180 calories and 12 fat grams in each 2-tablespoon serving, but mine has only 57 calories and 3.9 fat grams.’
    • ‘There are other dressings, such as mayonnaise, salad dressings, and homogenized French dressings, in which much finer spice particles are desired.’
    1. 1.1North American A sweet, creamy salad dressing commercially prepared from oil, tomato puree, and spices.
      • ‘On the side are shredded iceberg, two big tomato slices, a plastic ramekin of bright orange vinaigrette that's less sweet than French dressing, and a pile of fries.’
      • ‘Remember the French dressing and tomato sauce this week.’

Pronunciation:

French dressing

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