Definition of piccalilli in English:


Syllabification: pic·ca·lil·li
Pronunciation: /ˈpikəˌlilē

noun (plural piccalillies or piccalillis)

  • A relish of chopped vegetables, mustard, and hot spices.
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    • 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.


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

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