[pik-uh l-wurm] /ˈpɪk əlˌwɜrm/
the larva of a pyralid moth, Diaphania nitidalis, that bores into the stem and fruit of squash, cucumber, and other cucurbitaceous plants.
[pik-uh l] /ˈpɪk əl/ noun 1. a cucumber that has been preserved in brine, vinegar, or the like. 2. Often, pickles. any other vegetable, as cauliflower, celery, etc., preserved in vinegar and eaten as a relish. 3. something preserved in a brine or marinade. 4. a liquid usually prepared with salt or vinegar for preserving […]
- Pickling salt
noun a finely ground table salt without additives, used for curing and pickling; also called canning salt Examples The fine grain of pickling salt is very important, because it makes the salt easier to dissolve. Word Origin cooking
- Pickling spice
noun an herb and spice blend used in the solution to pickle foods, generally allspice, red chile flakes, bay leaves, peppercorns, mustard seeds, cardamom seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, celery seed, dill seed, garlic, mace, and ginger Examples Here is a great way to make your own pickling spice for all those tasty pickles. Word Origin […]
[pik-lok] /ˈpɪkˌlɒk/ noun 1. a person who , , especially a burglar. 2. a thief. 3. an instrument for , ; , . /ˈpɪkˌlɒk/ noun 1. a person who picks locks, esp one who gains unlawful access to premises by this means 2. an instrument for picking locks n. 1550s, from pick (v.) + lock […]