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n. pl. pic·ca·lil·lis
A pickled relish made of various chopped vegetables and hot spices.

[Probably alteration of pickle.]


(Cookery) a pickle of mixed vegetables, esp onions, cauliflower, and cucumber, in a mustard sauce
[C18 piccalillo, perhaps a coinage based on pickle]


(ˈpɪk əˌlɪl i)

n., pl. -lis.
a pungent relish made of chopped vegetables, mustard, vinegar, and hot spices.
[1760–70; earlier piccalillo Indian pickle; obscurely akin to pickle]
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Noun1.piccalilli - relish of chopped pickled cucumbers and green peppers and onion
relish - spicy or savory condiment


[ˈpɪkəˌlɪlɪ] Nlegumbres fpl en escabeche, encurtidos mpl picantes


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My partner chose the farmer's selection (fisherman's, meze and cured meat boards are also available), a mixture of ham hock & oxtail fritters, black pudding, deep fried Cornish brie, walnuts, ale chutney, picalilli and a slice of honey & spelt bread.
It came with home-made picalilli that perfectly balanced its sweet and sharp notes and was nicely crunchy.
The slices of duck breast with apple salad and walnuts were divine, while the smooth smoked ham and chicken terrine with a good dollop of punchy picalilli was almost a main course in itself.