Pickle is vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar, pickling is the process of preserving or make available the shelf life of food by either Anaerobiotic fermentation in brine or immersion in Acetum for use in future. In Asia, vinaigrette (oil and vinegar with mustard and garlic ) is also used as a pickling medium.
The resulting food is called a pickle, or, to prevent ambiguity, prefaced with pickled.