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A deli pickle

A pickled cucumber, most often simply called a pickle in the United States and Canada, is a cucumber that has been processed in a brine, vinegar, or other solutions and left to ferment for a period of time. Pickling is used for many other things such as onions, cabbage, and herring. One common type is called the dill pickle it is commonly used a topping on meat products such as hamburgers, but are also eaten raw.