Pickle vs Achar - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between pickle and achar
is that pickle
is a cucumber preserved in a solution, usually a brine or a vinegar syrup or pickle
can be (scotland) a kernel, grain while achar
is a spicy and salty pickle of indian cuisine.
As a verb pickle
is to preserve food in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution.
From (etyl) pikel, pykyl, pekille, .
* pickel (obsolete and rare)
A cucumber preserved in a solution, usually a brine or a vinegar syrup.
(Often in plural: pickles ), any vegetable preserved in vinegar and consumed as relish.
The brine used for preserving food.
- A pickle goes well with a hamburger.
A difficult situation, peril.
- This tub is filled with the pickle that we will put the small cucumbers into.
* 1955 , edition, ISBN 0553249592, page 194:
- The climber found himself in a pickle when one of the rocks broke off.
A small or indefinite quantity or amount (of something); a little, a bit, a few. Usu . in partitive construction, freq. without /of/; a single grain or kernel of wheat, barley, oats, sand or dust.
An affectionate term for a mildly mischievous loved one
(baseball) A rundown.
- I beg you, Miss Jones, to realize the pickle' you're in.
A children’s game with three participants that emulates a baseball rundown
- Jones was caught in a pickle between second and third.
(slang) A penis.
(slang) A pipe for smoking methamphetamine.
- The boys played pickle in the front yard for an hour.
(metalworking) A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale, rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their colour.
In an optical landing system, the hand-held controller connected to the lens, or apparatus on which the lights are mounted.
- Load some shards in that ''pickle''.
* (penis) See also
* in a pickle
* pickle switch
To preserve food in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution.
To remove high-temperature scale and oxidation from metal with heated (often sulphuric) industrial acid.
- We pickled the remainder of the crop.
(programming) (in the Python programming language) To serialize.
* 2005 , Peter Norton et al'', ''Beginning Python
- The crew will pickle the fittings in the morning.
* 2008 , Marty Alchin, Pro Django
- You can now restore the pickled data. If you like, close your Python interpreter and open a new instance, to convince yourself...
- To illustrate how this would work in practice, consider a field designed to store and retrieve a pickled copy of any arbitrary Python object.
Perhaps from Scottish 'to trifle, pilfer'
(Scotland) A kernel, grain
(Scotland) A bit, small quantity