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Definition of 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

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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
Benjamin Franklin

Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
Ambrose Bierce

I like a cheese and pickle. Nice cheese and pickle on a real old-fashioned bread. Ploughman's lunch.
Gary Oldman
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Pickle Translations

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