pickle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pickle" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈpɪk.l̩/
[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   us   /ˈpɪk.l̩/
to ​preservevegetables or ​fruit in a vinegarsauce or ​saltywater: The ​onions had been pickled inbrine.
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /-l̩.ɪŋ/ /-lɪŋ/
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
adjective  us   /ˈpɪk·əld/
pickled ​tomatoes/​herring

pickleverb [T]

 us   /ˈpɪk·əl/
to ​preserve in a ​liquidcontainingsalt or ​vinegar
(Definition of pickle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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