Definition of piccalilli in English:

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piccalilli

Pronunciation: /ˈpikəˌlilē/

noun (plural piccalillies or piccalillis)

A relish of chopped vegetables, mustard, and hot spices.
Example sentences
  • The menu takes in items as diverse as tiger prawn kebab with piccalilli, wild boar sausages, and duck and pickled cucumber on focaccia.
  • I haven't even made my usual jars of piccalilli or sweetcorn relish to have with the Christmas ham.
  • I enjoyed a very coarse ‘country terrine’ barded with a slice of something as thick as a steak, and served with mild home-made piccalilli.

Origin

Mid 18th century: probably from a blend of pickle and chili.

Words that rhyme with piccalilli

Billie, billy, Chile, chilli (US chili), chilly, Dili, dilly, filly, frilly, ghillie, gillie, Gilly, hilly, Lillee, lily, Lyly, papillae, Philly, Piccadilly, silly, skilly, stilly, Tilly, willy-nilly

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pic·ca·lil·li

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