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English definition of “pickle”

pickle

verb [T]     /ˈpɪk.l̩/
to preserve vegetables or fruit in a vinegar sauce or salty water : The onions had been pickled in brine .Preserving and storing food pickling     /-l̩.ɪŋ/ /-lɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] pickling onions (= small onions of a type that are kept in vinegar ) pickling spices (= used to give extra flavour to preserved vegetables )Preserving and storing food
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