mother-of-vinegar love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See mother, 2.


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  • The jelly-like substance mother-of-vinegar is in fact a mass of cells of the bacterium Acetobacter aceti var. xylinum.

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  • You will not produce vinegar if you add mother-of-vinegar to water, but you will if you add it to an alcoholic liquid such as beer or wine and then leave it exposed to the air for a while.

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  • Nowadays, commercial vinegar is pasteurised before bottling, so you tend not to see mother-of-vinegar develop.

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