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Definition of Pickle

Pickle

  1. See Picle.
  2. A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine.
  3. Vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.
  4. Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
  5. A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color.
  6. A troublesome child; as, a little pickle.
  7. To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
  8. To give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.

Pickle Quotations

One of the smartest things you can do on 'Chopped' is to take one of those ingredients and make a pickle out of it, because almost every dish benefits from that. I'm feeling like those intuitions are becoming more natural.
Ted Allen

Most of the time, if I'm in a pickle, I'll call one of my brothers. They've usually got somewhat uplifting advice. One is six and a half years older and one is eight years older, so they've probably lived through whatever my problem is.
Liam Hemsworth

He looks as though he's been weaned on a pickle.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

As an adolescent, I went to charm school, where I learned to pour tea and relate to boys, which, as I recall, meant giving them the pickle jar to unscrew, whether it was too hard for me or not.
Sue Monk Kidd

A 'naughty pickle' is how I'd best describe myself. I think fun and laughter is the whole point of life.
Celia Imrie
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Pickle Translations

pickle in Dutch is pekelen, inleggen, zouten, inmaken
pickle in German is Essiggurke
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