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Definition: Aromatic vinegar
, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L.
vinum) + aigre sour. See Wine
, and Eager
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
Note: The characteristic sourness of vinegar is due to acetic
acid, of which it contains from three to five per cent.
Wine vinegar contains also tartaric acid, citric acid,
2. Hence, anything sour; -- used also metaphorically.
Here's the challenge: . . . I warrant there's
vinegar and pepper in't. --Shak.
, strong acetic acid highly flavored with
Mother of vinegar
. See 4th Mother
, acetic acid.
. See under Thief
(Zo["o]l.), a minute nematode worm (Leptodera oxophila
, or Anguillula acetiglutinis
), commonly found
in great numbers in vinegar, sour paste, and other
fermenting vegetable substances; -- called also vinegar worm
(Chem.), a fanciful name of an apparatus
designed to oxidize alcohol to acetic acid by means of
. See 4th Mother
(Bot.), the stag-horn sumac (Rhus typhina
whose acid berries have been used to intensify the
sourness of vinegar.
. See under Wood
, Aromatical \Ar`o*mat"ic*al\
, a. [L.
aromaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. aromatique. See Aroma
Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy;
strong-scented; odoriferous; as, aromatic balsam.
(Chem.), one of a large class of organic
substances, as the oils of bitter almonds, wintergreen,
and turpentine, the balsams, camphors, etc., many of which
have an aromatic odor. They include many of the most
important of the carbon compounds and may all be derived
from the benzene group, C6H6
. The term is extended also
to many of their derivatives.
. See under Vinegar