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piccalilli

[pik-uh-lil-ee] /ˈpɪk əˌlɪl i/
noun, plural piccalillis.
1.
a pungent relish of East Indian origin, made of chopped vegetables, mustard, vinegar, and hot spices.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; earlier piccalillo Indian pickle; obscurely akin to pickle1
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piccalilli

/ˈpɪkəˌlɪlɪ/
noun
1.
a pickle of mixed vegetables, esp onions, cauliflower, and cucumber, in a mustard sauce
Word Origin
C18 piccalillo, perhaps a coinage based on pickle
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Word Origin and History for piccalilli
n.

"pickle of chopped vegetables," 1769, piccalillo, perhaps a fanciful elaboration of pickle. Spelling with an -i attested from 1845.

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