pic·​ca·​lil·​li ˌpi-kə-ˈli-lē How to pronounce piccalilli (audio)
: a relish of chopped vegetables and spices

Examples of piccalilli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the opening menu, guests can expect snacks such as oysters Kilpatrick, a curried lamb Scotch egg and pig’s head terrine with piccalilli. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 30 Sep. 2022 Finger sandwiches with egg and chive mayonnaise, cheddar cheese and sweet pickle, cucumber and crème fraîche with black pepper, as well as honey and orange roasted gammon accompanied with Hawkshead piccalilli. Vogue, 12 June 2019

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Word History


probably alteration of pickle

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piccalilli was in 1769

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“Piccalilli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piccalilli. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


pic·​ca·​lil·​li ˌpik-ə-ˈlil-ē How to pronounce piccalilli (audio)
: a spicy relish of chopped vegetables
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