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Topic: FOOD DISH

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch pekel, peekel

pickle

1 noun
     
pick‧le1
1 [uncountable and countable] British EnglishDFF a thick cold sauce that is made from pieces of vegetables preserved in vinegar. It is usually eaten with cold meat or cheese:
cheese and pickle sandwiches
a selection of cold meats and pickles
pickle
2 [countable] American EnglishDFF a cucumber preserved in vinegar or salt water, or a piece of this [= gherkin British English]
3

be in a (pretty) pickle

old-fashioned to be in a very difficult situation and not know what to do
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