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picklenoun

uk   /ˈpɪk.əl/  us   /ˈpɪk.əl/
[C or U] vegetables or ​fruit that have been ​preserved in a vinegarsauce or ​saltywater: cheese and pickle ​sandwiches Have some pickles with ​yoursandwich.
[C] US a cucumber that has been ​preserved in vinegar or ​saltywater, or ​slices of this: a ​sweet/​sour pickle

pickleverb [T]

uk   /ˈpɪk.əl/  us   /ˈpɪk.əl/
to ​preservevegetables or ​fruit in a vinegarsauce or ​saltywater: The ​onions had been pickled inbrine.
pickling
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈpɪk.əl.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈpɪk.əl.ɪŋ/
pickling ​onions (= ​smallonions of a ​type that are ​kept in ​vinegar) pickling ​spices (= used to give ​extraflavour to ​preservedvegetables)
(Definition of pickle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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picklenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪk·əl/
a ​cucumber (= a ​green, tube-shaped ​vegetable) that has been ​preserved in a ​liquidcontainingsalt and other ​spices or ​vinegar: a ​sweet/​dill pickle
pickled
adjective  us   /ˈpɪk·əld/
pickled ​tomatoes/​herring

pickleverb [T]

 us   /ˈpɪk·əl/
to ​preserve in a ​liquidcontainingsalt or ​vinegar
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