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  • n. An American pickled relish made from mixed vegetables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of several kinds mingled together; mixed.
  • n. A kind of mixed pickles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Chinese preserve of mixed fruits and ginger
  • n. chopped pickles in mustard sauce


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