pi·​cho·​line | \ ˌpē-shō-ˈlēn How to pronounce picholine (audio) \

Definition of picholine

: a medium-sized brine-cured green olive of French origin

Examples of picholine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try the Leña ceviche, which has Hawaiian albacore, fresh lime, ginger, MightyVine tomatoes, picholine olives, spicy green chile and cilantro ($15). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Scoop ceviche at these 5 Chicago restaurants," 4 May 2017 Green picholine olives stud the duck Bolognese sauce. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Outlier stays safely within the lines," 13 July 2017 But Herrou’s focus is no longer the picholines that grow on his trees. James Mcauley, Orange County Register, "A French farmer fed and sheltered migrants, and now he faces five years in prison," 10 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of picholine

circa 1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for picholine

French, from Occitan pichoulino

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The first known use of picholine was circa 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Picholine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picholine. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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