Silly pickle

Today’s word is one whose definition is wholly contained within the etymology.

achar

Anglo-Ind.

Also atchaar, attjar, achiar. [a. Pers. āchār pickles, adopted in nearly all the vernaculars of India for acid or salt relishes, and extended by Europeans to pickles of every description. Mentioned by Garcia 1563. (Col. Yule.)]

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