Definition of piccalilli in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpɪkəˈlɪli/

noun (plural piccalillies or piccalillis)

[mass noun]
A pickle of chopped vegetables, mustard, and hot spices: chutneys, piccalillies, and relishes [mass noun]: sixteen pints of mustard piccalilli
More 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.


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

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

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