Meaning of “pickle” in the English Dictionary

"pickle" in British English

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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)

"pickle" in American English

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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/

pickleverb [ T ]

us /ˈpɪk·əl/

(Definition of “pickle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)