aromatic vinegar


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aromatic vinegar

[¦ar·ə¦mad·ik ′vin·ə·gər]
(pharmacology)
A flavored solution of acetic acid used as smelling salts.
References in classic literature ?
Tepid water, strengthened with aromatic vinegar, for myself, and copious fumigation for my study, were the obvious precautions to take, and of course I adopted them.
Silver-topped double-ended bottles, in coloured glass, cranberry, amber and amethyst also appeared in large numbers, one end for perfume, the other for aromatic vinegar.
A Dr Henry developed an aromatic vinegar in 1785, which was extremely sweet-smelling, (well any thing would be compared to the streets) and had then to perfect a container for holding and distributing the pleasant odour, and thus the vinaigrette was born.
The well-heeled had personal airfresheners, called vinaigrettes, the name given to small cases, usually in silver, containing sweet smelling aromatic vinegars.