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Definition of Pickle

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preserve in brine; make sour; preserve
sour cucumber; salt water; brine; trouble, misfortune
Pickle Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
Vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.
  
(v. t.)
To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
  
(v. t.)
To give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.
  
(v. t.)
Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
  
(v. t.)
A troublesome child; as, a little pickle.
  
(v. t.)
A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine.
  
(v. t.)
A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color.
  
(n.)
See Picle.
  
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pickle
\pic"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. pickled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. pickling (?).]
1. to preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
2. to give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.
pickle
\pic"kle\ (?), n. [obs.] see picle.
pickle
\pic"kle\, n. [cf. d. pekel. probably a dim. fr. pick, v. t., alluding to the cleaning of the fish.] 1. (a) a solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine. (b) vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.
2. any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
3. (founding) a bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color.
4. a troublesome child; as, a little pickle. [colloq.]


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 tan pickle 
 to put a rod in pickle 
 to be in a pickle 
The Phrase Finder
Origin
From Shakespeare's The Tempest.
ALONSO And Trinculo is reeling ripe: where should they
Find this grand liquor that hath gilded 'em?
How camest thou in this pickle?
TRINCULO I have been in such a pickle since I
saw you last that, I fear me, will never out of
my bones: I shall not fear fly-blowing.
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar
(hypernym) relish
(hyponym) gherkin
2. informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
(synonym) fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, kettle of fish
(hypernym) difficulty
(hyponym) dog's breakfast, dog's dinner

Verb
1. preserve in a pickling liquid
(hypernym) preserve, keep
(classification) cooking, cookery, preparation
Pickle Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
a cylindrical or spherical device that is affixed to the end of a wireline just above the hook to keep the line straight and provide weight.
Pickle Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
The button to release ordnance. To push said button.
Pickle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Pickling is a process of preserving food. Pickle or pickling may refer to:

Food
  • Branston (food) and similar sweet pickle relishes
  • Kimchi, a type of Korean pickle
  • Pickled cucumber
  • Pickled herring
  • Pickled onion
  • South Asian pickle includes oil-based food preservation
  • Tsukemono, Japanese pickled vegetables

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Pickle Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
n. Hurgh
Pickle Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
DietWatch™ Nutrition Facts
Amount per 100g:
Calories.......................11
Total Fat......................0 g
• Saturated Fat.................0 g
Cholesterol..................0 mg
Sodium........................1208 mg
Total Carbohydrate......2 g
• Dietary Fiber...................1 g
Protein.........................0 g
 Vitamin A  145 IU   Vitamin C  1 mg
 Calcium    0 mg    Iron         0 mg
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