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Definition of pickle:

  1. 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.
  2. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
  3. A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine.
  4. A troublesome child; as, a little pickle.
  5. Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
  6. See Picle.
  7. To give an antique appearance to; - said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.
  8. To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
  9. Vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.


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