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picklenoun

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

pickleverb [T]

uk   /ˈpɪk.əl/  us   /ˈpɪk.əl/
to preserve vegetables or fruit in a vinegar sauce or salty water: The onions had been pickled in brine.
pickling
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈpɪk.əl.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈpɪk.əl.ɪŋ/
pickling onions (= small onions of a type that are kept in vinegar) pickling spices (= used to give extra flavour to preserved vegetables)
(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 liquid containing salt and other spices or vinegar: a sweet/dill pickle
pickled
adjective  us   /ˈpɪk·əld/
pickled tomatoes/herring

pickleverb [T]

 us   /ˈpɪk·əl/
(Definition of pickle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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