Adjective "Pickled" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of food) preserved in vinegar or brine.
  1. 'The meat appeared a little undercooked, but she assured me that it was fine - she also appreciated the pickled onion and green tomato that accompanied the dish.'
  2. 'Also refreshing are the crunchy pickled carrot sticks, with tamarind overtones that add a vivid splash of colour to the palette and palate alike.'
  3. 'The company produces 150 million bottles and jars a year of products such as cooking sauces, pickles, ketchup, brown sauce, pickled onions and beetroot.'
  4. 'The are several versions of this kind of dish, the meat cooked with onions and spices, and finished with black olives and pickled lemons.'
  5. 'Properly pickled foods may be safely heat processed in boiling water.'
  6. 'Meals at the camp are based on the traditional diet of pickled vegetables, cabbage, and goat and horse meat.'
  7. 'The diet was mostly rice, with pickled vegetables.'
  8. 'The cheese is traditionally eaten with potatoes, pickled onions or other vegetables, and dark bread.'
  9. 'The sumptuous spread included mushroom soup, pickled mushrooms, boiled potatoes, salted herring, long sprigs of parsley and, of course, plenty of vodka.'
  10. 'The table is laden with salads, appetizers, sausage and cheese, and pickled foods, followed by hot meat, potatoes, and pirozhki (meat or cabbage pies).'
  1. 'And actually, he always has those glassy eyes -- He looks pickled a good part of the time.'
  2. 'He wore khaki shorts and a vest, he was fair (though he looked pickled pink with the amount of drinking he had done), and spoke English with a good accent.'


1. preserved or steeped in brine or other liquid.

2. Slang. drunk; intoxicated.

3. (of wood) given an antique appearance by applying and partly removing paint or by bleaching.

More examples(as adjective)

"onions can be pickled."

"walnuts can be pickled."

"gingers can be pickled."

"cucumbers can be pickled."

"vegetables can be pickled."

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