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pickle

pick·le

pickle

 
pronunciation:
pI kl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a food, usu. cucumber, that has been preserved in a solution of salt, vinegar, and usu. seasonings.
The pickles were nice and crisp, but the children thought they were too sour.They usually give you a pickle along with your sandwich.
 
similar words:
brine, chowchow, dill, gherkin, piccalilli, relish
definition 2: a solution of salt, vinegar, and seasonings, used to flavor and preserve food.
definition 3: (informal) an unpleasant or perplexing situation.
Without a car to get back, we're really in a pickle.
synonyms:
jam, mess
similar words:
bind, box, case, difficulty, dilemma, fix, hole, pass, plight, straits
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pickled, pickles, pickling
definition: to preserve (a food) in a solution of salt, vinegar, and seasonings.
We pickled cucumbers and beets from our garden.
similar words:
brine, can, corn, cure, preserve
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