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Where did the word pickle come from?


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2010-01-29 19:31:56
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English got the word pickle from Middle Low German pekel, which means "sharp in taste". Words like pikeand picket also derive from the same source as pickle. That source, an Indo-European root, is (s)peik- "sharp point". The metaphorical sharpness in pickles is, of course, their vinegary taste. The word entered English in the 14th century. And their Freakin delicious!!! =)


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