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Main Entry: vin·e·gar
Pronunciation: primarystressvin-i-gschwar
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English vinegre "vinegar," from early French vin egre (same meaning), literally, "sour wine," from vin "wine" and egre "sharp, sour, eager"; vin from Latin vinum "wine" and egre from Latin acer "sharp, sour, spirited" --related to EAGER, VINE, VINTAGE
: a sour liquid obtained from cider, wine, or malt and used to flavor or preserve foods

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